Lakes Limestone Trade Down 6 Percent in November
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.8 million tons in November, a decrease of 6 percent compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos were however just about on track with the month’s 5-year average.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.3 million tons, a decrease of 8.8 percent. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 473,000 tons, an increase of roughly 40,000 tons.
Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 27 million tons, an increase of 1 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 22.1 million tons, an increase of 112,000 tons. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.8 million tons, an increase 153,000 tons.