North American forest products rail freight down in latest week; G&W pulp/paper down 8.5% in May

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North American forest products rail freight down in latest week; G&W pulp/paper down 8.5% in May

June 09, 2016 - 15:49
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OAKLAND, CA, June 9, 2016 (RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was 8.2% lower in the latest week ending June 4, 2016, at 17,387 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. Volume through 22 weeks of 2016 at 400,870 carloads was down 3.1%.

US forest products freight in the week was down 13%, Canada was off 0.9% and Mexico dropped 56.5% from 2015.

Genesee & Wyoming reported its pulp and paper rail freight in May was down 8.5% from a year ago to 13,666 carloads. Lumber/forest products was up 6.5% to 11,603 carloads.

BNSF Railway reported its June 4 weekly pulp and paper freight was 13.8% lower to 1,265 carloads and lumber/wood was down 12.4% to 1,399 carloads.