North American pulp and paper rail freight rises 8.8% in latest week

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North American pulp and paper rail freight rises 8.8% in latest week

December 06, 2010 - 03:28
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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2010 (RISI) -North American pulp and paper railroad freight was 8.8% higher in the latest week ending Nov. 27, according to the Assn of American Railroads.

Volume of 9,962 carloads in the week brought year-to-date carloads to 436,209, up 1.4% from the same 47-week period of 2009.

US pulp and paper freight in the week was 9.7% higher and Canada was up 6.6%. Mexican freight volume in the week almost doubled to 55 carloads and year-to-date was down 12.3%.

North American lumber and wood products rail freight at 3,804 carloads in the week was 3.1% higher and through 47 weeks of 2010 at 220,711 carloads was 8.4% higher.

Primary forest products carloads were down 13.6% in the week and up 3.4% year-to-date.