Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 9 Percent in 2019
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 31.2 million tons in 2019, an increase of 9 percent compared to 2018. 2019’s loadings were also 12.1 percent above the trade’s 5-year average.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 25.7 million tons, an increase of 9.4 percent compared to 2018. Shipments from U.S. quarries also topped their 5-year average by 11.2 percent.
Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 5.5 million tons, an increase of 7.2 percent from 2018, and 16.4 percent better than their 5-year average.