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.