Lakes Limestone Trade Up 10.8 Percent in November
CLEVELAND—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3 million tons in November, an increase of nearly 11 percent compared to a year ago. The trade also outperformed the month’s 5-year average by 2.5 percent.
Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 2.5 million tons in November, an increase of 11.1 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings out of Canadian quarries rose 9.3 percent to 500,000 tons.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 27.5 million tons, an increase of 7 percent compared to the same point in 2014, and 4.3 percent better than the 5-year average for the January-November timeframe. Shipments from U.S. ports are up 7.4 percent. Loadings out of Canadian quarries are up 4.9 percent.