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

June 30, 2011
June 30, 2011 LCA

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down 7 Percent in June

Cleveland—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.6 million tons in June, an increase of 23 percent over May, but a decrease of 7 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments trailed the month’s 5-year average by 10.6 percent.

Shipments from U.S. quarries fell 4.6 percent compared to a year ago and are 7.3 percent off June’s 5-year average. Loadings at Canadian quarries slipped by more than 16 percent compared to a year ago and more – 22.4 percent – when compared to the month’s 5-year average.

Through June the limestone trade stands at 8.7 million tons, a decrease of 13.1 percent compared to the same point in 2010, and a drop of 21.2 percent compared to the 5-year average for the first half of the year.


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