Lakes Limestone Trade Strong in July
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,300,022 tons in July, an increase of 7.35 percent compared to a year ago. The trade also bettered the month’s 5-year average by 10.9 percent.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.485 million tons, an increase of 10.9 percent compared to 2018. Shipments from Canadian quarries dropped to 814,790 tons, a decrease of 5.7 percent.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 15.1 million tons, an increase of 12.5 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 12.39 million tons, an increase of 14.2 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 2.7 million tons, an increase of 5.3 percent compared to last year.