Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up More Than 6 Percent in 2017
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 28 million tons in 2017, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to 2016. 2017’s loadings were also 2.1 percent above the trade’s 5-year average.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 23.2 million tons, an increase of 8.4 percent compared to 2016. Shipments from U.S. quarries also inched passed their 5-year average.
Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 4.85 million tons, a decrease of 2.1 percent from 2016, but 10.4 percent better than their 5-year average.