Cargo Reports – May 2022 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

June 15, 2022 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Up 5.5 Percent in May

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in May, an increase of 5.5 percent compared to a year ago.  May’s loadings were also above the month’s 5-year average by 3 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3 million tons, an increase of 5.2 percent compared to 2021.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 855,108 tons, an increase of 6.7 percent.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at nearly 5.9 million tons, a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 4.7 million tons, a decrease of 3.6 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 1.2 million tons, a decrease of 7.3 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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