US forest products railroad freight up 8% in latest week, Canada down 5.5%

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US forest products railroad freight up 8% in latest week, Canada down 5.5%

December 17, 2014 - 18:35
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OAKLAND, CA, Dec. 5, 2014 (RISI) -North American forest products rail volume in the week ending Nov. 29 was up 1.9% from a year ago to 17,546 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported.

Forest products freight through 48 weeks of 2014 at 895,220 carloads was 0.5% below the same period of 2013.

US forest products freight in the week was up 8%, Canada was down 5.5% and Mexico fell 58.5%, AAR showed.

Total North American carloads in the week were up 4.3% and 3.1% higher year-to-date.