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

June 3, 2021 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Up 4.8 Percent in May

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.7 million tons in May, an increase of 4.8 percent compared to a year ago.  May’s loadings were below the month’s 5-year average by 2.9 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.9 million tons, an increase of 6.2 percent compared to a year ago.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 801,551 tons, a decrease of less than 1,000 tons.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at nearly 6.2 million tons, an increase of 6.9 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 4.9 million tons, an increase of 2.6 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 1.3 million tons, an increase of 26.2 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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