Cargo Reports – December 2016 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

December 31, 2016
December 31, 2016 LCA

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.

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