Cargo Reports – April 2021 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

May 6, 2021 LCA

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up in April

CLEVELAND — Shipments totaled 2.4 million net tons, an increase of 13 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings were also above the month’s 5-year average by 33 percent.

Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 1.9 million tons, an increase of 1.8 percent.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 490,088 tons, which is nearly double last year’s total.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 2.5 million tons, an increase of 10.1 percent from 2020.  Shipments from U.S. ports decreased by 2.3 percent from the previous year, while shipments from Canadian ports increased by 112.1 percent.  The year-to-date total includes 75,751 tons shipped in March.

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Information based on data from knowledgeable sources.  However, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  LCA assumes no legal responsibility for the outcome of decisions or commitments made on the basis of this information.  This report represents the views of LCA and may not necessarily represent the views of its individual members.


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