Lakes Limestone Trade Down Almost 17 Percent in November
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.5 million tons in November, a decrease of 16.8 percent compared to a year ago. November’s loadings were also 15.1 percent below the month’s 5-year average.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.1 million tons, a decrease of 16.2 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 406,000 tons, a decrease of 19.3 percent.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 25.3 million tons, a decrease of 8.3 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings out of Michigan and Ohio quarries total 20.5 million tons, a decrease of 12.1 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.8 million tons, an increase of 12.9 percent.