Limestone Trade Down 21.2 Percent in June
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.2 million tons in June, a decrease of 21.2 percent from a year ago. This June’s loadings were below the month’s 5-year average by 17.4 percent.
Loadings out of U.S. quarries totaled 2.5 million tons, a decrease of 27.2 percent compared to a year ago. However, shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 728,330 tons, an increase of 9.3 percent.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at nearly 9 million tons, a decrease of 16.4 percent compared to 2019. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries decreased almost 19 percent from a year ago. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 1.8 million tons, a decrease of 3.8 percent.