US forest products traffic in the week was up 2.5% and year-to-date was 2.7% higher. Canadian traffic rose 5.2% and was 4.4% lower respectively. Mexico's small volume rose by half in the week and was 7.2% lower year-to-date.
AAR showed total North American rail carload freight was up 7.7% in the week and 3.5% higher year-to-date. Intermodal growth lifted total rail traffic to 8.5% in the week and 4.3% year-to-date.