Lakes Limestone Trade Down 20.4 Percent in July
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.4 million tons in July, a decrease of 20.4 percent compared to a year ago. The trade was below the month’s 5-year average by 12.6 percent.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.6 million tons, a decrease of 25 percent compared to 2019. Shipments from Canadian quarries decreased by less than 1 percent to 807,203 tons.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 12.4 million tons, a decrease of 17.5 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 9.8 million tons, a decrease of 20.7 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 2.6 million tons, a decrease of 2.9 percent compared to 2019.