Cargo Reports – May 2019 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Up 13.6 Percent in May

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4.3 million tons in May, an increase of 13.6 percent compared to a year ago. May’s loadings also bettered the month’s 5-year average by 17.8 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.4 million tons, an increase of 8.2 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 890,000 tons, an increase of over 40 percent.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at nearly 6.7 million tons, an increase of 26.7 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 5.5 million tons, an increase of 23.2 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 1.18 million tons, an increase of 45.9 percent.

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