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

September 6, 2023
September 6, 2023 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Up 4.4 Percent in August

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4 million tons in August, an increase of 4.4 percent from a year ago.  Limestone cargos were above the month’s 5-year average by 3.7 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.3 million tons, an increase of 5 percent compared to 2022.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 754,178 tons, an increase of 1.9 percent.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 16.2 million tons, a decrease of 7.4 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 13.1 million tons, a decrease of 5.1 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 3.1 million tons, a decrease of 15.6 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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