Lakes Limestone Trade Up Nearly 13 Percent in August
CLEVELAND—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.6 million tons in August, an increase of 3.7 percent compared to July, and 12.8 percent better than a year ago.
Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 3.15 million tons, an increase of 18.1 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings at Canadian quarries slipped by nearly 13 percent, falling to 485,000 tons.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 16.5 million tons, a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to a year ago, and 7 percent below the long-term average for the January-August timeframe.