Rail Volume Up for Pulp & Paper Products In Week 47

Dec. 6, 2010 - The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that for the week ending Nov. 27, 2010 (Week 47) North American rail volume for Pulp, Paper & Allied Products was 9,962 (originating carloads) compared to 9,155 in Week 47 in 2009 — an 8.8 percent increase over the same week in 2009.

Cumulatively, for the first 47 weeks of 2010, originating carloads for Pulp, Paper & Allied Products increased to 436,209 from a 2009 figure of 430,097 — a gain of 1.4 percent.

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SOURCE: Association of American Railroads