Weekly US pulp and paper freight was up 6.3%, Canada rose 5.7% and Mexico fell 34%.
Year-to-date total North American rail traffic through 27 weeks is up 2.5% from 2010. Pulp and paper freight for the period is 7% higher to 141,286 carloads.
Year-to-date volume is up 7.4% in the US, up 5.9% in Canada and 47.6% higher in Mexico.
Weekly lumber and wood products rail traffic was 14.8% higher and year-to-date volume was up 7%, AAR showed.