Lakes Stone Trade Down 5.8 Percent in June
CLEVELAND—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.6 million tons in June, a slight increase over May (80,000 tons), but a decrease of 5.8 percent compared to a year ago.
Shipments were also down 7.5 percent from June’s total in recent years. Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 3.1 million tons, a decrease of 2.8 percent compared to a year ago.
Loadings at Canadian quarries dipped by more than 21 percent.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 9.3 million tons, a decrease of 6.4 percent compared to a year ago, and 7.7 percent below the average for the January-June timeframe in recent years.