Cargo Reports – December 2022 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

January 11, 2023 LCA

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down in 2022

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 28.8 million tons in 2022, a decrease of 2.45 percent compared to 2021.  2022’s loadings were slightly below the trade’s 5-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 23 million tons, a decrease of 1.9 percent compared to 2021.  Shipments from U.S. quarries were also below their 5-year average by 1.4 percent.

Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 5.8 million tons, a decrease of 4.5 percent compared to the prior year, but 5.7 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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