Cargo Reports – April 2011 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

April 30, 2011
April 30, 2011 LCA

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down 13.8 Percent in April

Cleveland—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2,126,522 net tons in April, a decrease of nearly 14 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments trailed the month’s 5-year average by 28.4 percent

Shipments from U.S. quarries fell 14 percent compared to a year ago and are 26.3 percent off April’s 5-year average. Canadian quarries were marginally below last April’s total, but are nearly 41 percent behind the month’s 5-year average.

The April totals basically reflect limestone’s year-to-date performance. Only two cargos – 50,184 tons – were loaded in March.

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