Cargo Reports – June 2023 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

July 6, 2023
July 6, 2023 LCA

Limestone Trade Down in June

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.1 million tons in June, a decrease of 17.6 percent from a year ago.  This June’s loadings were also 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 15.2 percent compared to last year.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 610,702 tons, a decrease of 26.4 percent.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at nearly 8.1 million tons, a decrease of 16.9 percent compared to 2022.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries decreased by 15.8 percent from a year ago.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 1.6 million tons, a decrease of 21.2 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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