Cargo Reports – June 2021 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

July 6, 2021 LCA

Limestone Trade Up 17.8 Percent in June

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.8 million tons in June, an increase of 17.8 percent from a year ago.  This June’s loadings were above the month’s 5-year average by 1.7 percent.

Loadings out of U.S. quarries totaled 2.7 million tons, an increase of 7.6 percent compared to a year ago.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 1.1 million tons, an increase of 52.2 percent.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at nearly 10 million tons, an increase of 10.8 percent compared to 2020.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries increased 4.3 percent from a year ago.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 2.4 million tons, an increase of 36.8 percent.

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Information based on data from knowledgeable sources.  However, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  LCA assumes no legal responsibility for the outcome of decisions or commitments made on the basis of this information.  This report represents the views of LCA and may not necessarily represent the views of its individual members.


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