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North American forest products rail volume down 4.4% in latest week

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North American forest products rail volume down 4.4% in latest week

July 23, 2015 - 13:00
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OAKLAND, CA, July 23, 2015 (RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was down 4.4% in the week ending July 18 to 18,623 carloads, according to the Assn of American Railroads. Volume through 28 weeks of 2015 at 526,537 carloads was up 0.9% from 2014.

US forest products rail freight in the week was down 5.4% and year-to-date was 1.7% lower. Canada freight in the week was down 2.4% and year-to-date was 5.1% higher. Mexico was lower by 58.5% and 26.1% respectively.

AAR showed total North American rail carloads were down 7% in the week and 3.4% year-to-date.