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.