Lakes Limestone Trade Up More Than 15 Percent in July
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in July, an increase of 15.4 percent compared to a year ago. July’s loadings were also slightly ahead of the month’s 5-year average. Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.16 million tons, an increase of 22.3 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 700,000 tons, a decrease of 60,000 tons.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 12.6 million tons, a decrease of 9.6 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 10.3 million tons, a decrease of 1.4 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 2.35 million tons, a decrease of 13.4 percent.