Through 38 weeks of 2010, pulp and paper freight at 350,933 carloads was 0.1% above last year's levels. US traffic year-to-date is off 0.4% and Canadian volume is 1.2% higher.
Combined lumber and wood products freight for the week at 4,669 carloads was up 3.2% from last year and through 38 weeks at 180,411 carloads was 8.3% higher.
Primary forest products rail freight was down 8.1% in the week and 8.3% higher year-to-date.
Total North America rail freight for 19 commodities rose 11.1% in the week and was 9.9% higher year-to-date.