Cargo Reports – June 2019 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

June 30, 2019
June 30, 2019 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Down Slightly in June

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,066,915 tons in June, a decrease of less than 1 percent from a year ago. This June’s loadings were above the month’s 5- year average by 6.9 percent.

Loadings out of U.S. quarries totaled 3,400,440 tons, an increase of approximately 162,252 tons compared to a year ago. However, shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 666,475 tons, a decrease of 188,041 tons or 22 percent.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 10,753,764 tons, an increase of 14.8 percent compared to 2018. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries increased 15.6 percent from a year ago. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 1,846,696 tons, an increase of 183,379 tons.

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