Lakes Limestone Trade Up 8.1 Percent In August
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,303,106 tons in August, an increase of 8.1 percent from 2018. Limestone cargos also bettered the month’s 5-year average by 13.2 percent.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.485 million tons, an increase of 7.3 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 817,827 tons, an increase of 11.8 percent.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 19.4 million tons, an increase of 11.5 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 15.9 million tons, an increase of 12.6 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 3.5 million tons, an increase 6.8 percent.