US forest products traffic in the week was down 3.3%, Canada was 3.6% lower and Mexico was down 58.8%. Year-to-date US volume was down 1.5%, Canada was 5.4% higher and Mexico was down 24.8%, AAR showed.
Total North American rail carloads were down 6.7% in the week and 3.3% lower year-to-date with coal 9.5% lower and grain off 0.2%.
Genesee & Wyoming reported its North American pulp and paper rail freight in June was 7.3% higher from 2014 to 15,149 carloads and in second quarter was up 5.6% to 45,302 carloads. Lumber/forest products in June was up 7.2% to 12,153 carloads and in second quarter was down 0.9% to 34,966 carloads.