Cargo Reports – April 2024 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

May 2, 2024
May 2, 2024 LCA

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 19.9 Percent in April

CLEVELAND — Shipments totaled 2.3 million net tons, an increase of 19.9 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings were above the month’s 5-year average by 9.6 percent.

Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 1.9 million tons, an increase of 15.5 percent.  Shipments from Canadian quarries increased by 42.2 percent to 459,393 tons.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 2.6 million tons, an increase of 26.6 percent from 2023.  Shipments from U.S. ports increased by 22.8 percent from the previous year, while shipments from Canadian ports increased by 46.7 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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