Weekly US pulp and paper freight was down 3.9%, Canada was 3.5% lower and Mexico rose 12.1% from a year ago.
North American lumber and wood products rail freight in the week was 9.8% higher and year-to-date was up 10.2% from 2011.
Primary forest products freight was 1.1% higher in the week and up 2.3% year-to-date.
Genesee & Wyoming railroads reported its November pulp and paper rail freight was up 11% from a year ago to 8,458 carloads. Lumber and forest products carloads of 6,257 were up 27.1% from a year ago. Total G&W carloads in the month were down 6.7% led by declines in coal and farm products.
The company cited higher lumber & forest products traffic primarily due to increased shipments in its Oregon region.
RailAmerica showed its November pulp and paper freight was 10.2% higher to 5,228 carloads and forest products were 16.2% higher to 4,688 carloads. Total freight rose 1.9%.
G&W acquired RailAmerica effective Oct. 1 and placed control of RailAmerica into a voting trust that will remain in effect until the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) issues its decision on GWI's application to control RailAmerica and its railroads. A decision will be issued no later than Jan. 4, 2013, which by statute would be effective no later than Feb. 3, 2013, G&W said.