Rail Volume Increased for Pulp & Paper Products In Week 48

Dec. 14, 2010 - The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that for the week ending Dec. 4, 2010 (Week 48) North American rail volume for Pulp, Paper & Allied Products was 10,121 (originating carloads) compared to 9,140 in Week 48 in 2009 - a 10.7 percent increase over the same week in 2009.

Cumulatively, for the first 48 weeks of 2010, originating carloads for major North American railroads for Pulp, Paper & Allied Products increased to 446,330 from a 2009 figure of 439,237 - a gain of 1.6 percent.

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SOURCE: Association of American Railroads