Cargo Reports – July 2011 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

July 30, 2011
July 30, 2011 LCA

Little Change in Lakes Limestone Trade in July

Cleveland—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,650,392 tons in July, an increase of 55,000 tons over June, but a decrease of 32,000 tons compared to a year ago. Shipments trailed the month’s 5-year average by 8.8 percent.

Shipments from U.S. quarries fell 4.5 percent compared to a year ago and were 8.5 percent off July’s 5-year average. Loadings at Canadian quarries increased by nearly 20 percent compared to a year ago, but were 10 percent below the month’s 5-year average.

Through July the limestone trade stands at 12.3 million tons, a decrease of 10 percent compared to the same point in 2010, and a drop of 18.4 percent compared to the 5-year average for the January-July timeframe.

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