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North American forest products freight up 0.8%

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North American forest products freight up 0.8%

December 16, 2015 - 13:28
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OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 11, 2015 (RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was up 0.8% in the latest week ending Nov. 7, 2015, from a year ago to 18,067 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. Volume through 44 weeks of 2015 at 824,635 carloads was 0.2% under a year ago.

US forest products freight in the week was down 1.8% and year-to-date was 2.6% lower. Canadian volume in the week was up 4.1% and year-to-date was 3.8% higher. Mexico was up 30.2% in the week and 26% lower year-to-date.

BNSFshowed pulp and paper freight in the week ending Nov. 7 at 1,346 carloads was up 11.5% and year-to-date at 60,352 carloads was 0.4% ahead of 2014. Lumber and wood freight in the week at 1,717 carloads was 14.2% higher and year-to-date at 70,315 carloads was up 4.6% from 2014.

Genesee & Wyomingreported its October pulp and paper freight was 7.4% lower to 14,130 carloads, and lumber and forest products volume was down 1.6% to 12,262 carloads compared with a year ago.