North American forest products rail volume down 5.9% in week ending Nov. 15

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North American forest products rail volume down 5.9% in week ending Nov. 15

November 24, 2014 - 08:11
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OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 24, 2014 (RISI) -North American forest products railroad freight was down 5.9% in the latest week ending Nov. 15 from a year ago at 17,735 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported.

Forest products volume through 46 weeks of 2014 at 859,572 carloads was 0.5% below the same period in 2013.

US forest products freight in the week was down 3.6%, and Canada dropped 9.8%.

Total North American carload freight was up 3% in the week and 3.1% higher year-to-date.