Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down 9 Percent in 2016
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 26.3 million tons in 2016, a decrease of 9.3 percent compared to 2015. 2016’s loadings were also 5.3 percent below the trade’s 5-year average.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 21.4 million tons, a decrease of nearly 13 percent compared to 2015. Shipments from U.S. quarries also trailed their 5-year average by 8.6 percent.
Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 5 million tons, an increase of 10.5 percent over 2015 and 12.4 percent better than their 5-year average.