Weekly pulp and paper rail freight up 8.6% in North America

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Weekly pulp and paper rail freight up 8.6% in North America

November 12, 2010 - 10:02
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2010 (RISI) -North American pulp and paper railroad freight rose 8.6% in the week ending Nov. 6 with carloads reaching 9,247 units, according to the Assn of American Railroads.

Pulp and paper volume through 44 weeks of 2010 at 407,883 carloads was 1.1% higher than in 2009.

US pulp and paper freight for the week was up 6.1% and Canadian volume was 12.2% higher.

North American lumber and wood products rail freight at 4,445 carloads for the week rose 12%. Year-to-date volume at 207,704 carloads was 8.4% higher than 2009, AAR showed.

Primary forest products freight was down 14.3% in the week and 4.5% higher year-to-date.