Cargo Reports – June 2020 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020 LCA

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.

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