Cargo Reports – May 2013 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013 LCA

Lakes Stone Trade Up 5.8 Percent in May

CLEVELAND—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in May, an increase of 5.8 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments were also in line with May’s total in recent years.

Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 3 million tons, an increase of 11.5 percent compared to a year ago. However, loadings at Canadian quarries dipped by nearly 20 percent 510,000 tons.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 5.7 million tons, a decrease of 6.9 percent compared to a year ago, and 7.8 percent below the average for the January-May timeframe in recent years.

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