Cargo Reports – April 2022 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

May 11, 2022 LCA

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down in April

CLEVELAND — Shipments totaled 2 million net tons, a decrease of 16.6 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings were above the month’s 5-year average by 5.5 percent.

Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 1.6 million tons, a decrease of 14.6 percent.  Shipments from Canadian quarries decreased by 24.4 percent to 370,107 tons.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 2 million tons, a decrease of 19.1 percent from 2021.  Shipments from U.S. ports decreased by 16.5 percent from the previous year, while shipments from Canadian ports decreased by 28.8 percent.

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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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