North American forest products rail freight was up 0.8% in the latest week ending Nov. 7, 2015, from a year ago to 18,067 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. Volume through 44 weeks of 2015 at 824,635 carloads was 0.2% under a year ago.
US forest products freight in the week was down 1.8% and year-to-date was 2.6% lower. Canadian volume in the week was up 4.1% and year-to-date was 3.8% higher. Mexico was up 30.2% in the week and 26% lower year-to-date.