Cargo Reports – April 2023 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023 LCA

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down in April

CLEVELAND — Shipments totaled 1.9 million net tons, a decrease of 3.5 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings were below the month’s 5-year average by 11.2 percent.

Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 1.6 million tons, a decrease of 1.4 percent.  Shipments from Canadian quarries decreased by 12.7 percent to 323,039 tons.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 2 million tons, an increase of less than one percent from 2022.  Shipments from U.S. ports increased by four percent from the previous year, while shipments from Canadian ports decreased by 12.7 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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