Cargo Reports – June 2013 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

June 30, 2013 LCA

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.

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