Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up in April
CLEVELAND — Shipments totaled 2,138,786 net tons, an increase of 1.15 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings were also above the month’s 5-year average by 22 percent.
Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 1.9 million tons, an increase of 3.8 percent. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 245,191 tons, a decrease of 15.3 percent.
Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 2.3 million tons, a decrease of 5 percent from 2019. Shipments from U.S. ports total 2 million tons, a decrease of 3.55 percent. The year-to-date total for U.S. ports includes 125,070 tons shipped in March. No limestone moved from Canadian quarries during the first quarter, so the April total is also the year-to-date total for Canadian ports.