Cargo Reports – May 2016 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade in May Repeats a Year Ago

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,806,526 tons in May, a virtual repeat of a year ago when the trade totaled 3,809,701 tons. This May’s loadings were, however, slightly below the month’s 5-year average.

Loadings out of U.S. quarries totaled 3,053,669 tons, a decrease of approximately 40,000 tons compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 752,857 tons, an increase of 37,000 tons.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 6,064,130 tons, an increase of 3.7 percent compared to a year ago. Again, loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries are virtually unchanged from a year ago – 4.9 million tons. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 1,169,739 tons, an increase of 216,000 tons.

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