Cargo Reports – December 2021 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

January 12, 2022 LCA

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 11 Percent in 2021

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 29.5 million tons in 2021, an increase of 11 percent compared to 2020.  2021’s loadings were also 4.8 percent above the trade’s 5-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 23.5 million tons, an increase of 11.4 percent compared to 2020.  Shipments from U.S. quarries were also above their 5-year average by 2.4 percent.

Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 6 million tons, an increase of 9.3 percent compared to the prior year, and 15.2 percent better than their 5-year average.

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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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