Lakes Limestone Trade Up 8 Percent in November
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3 million tons in November, an increase of 8 percent compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos were also 8 percent above the month’s 5-year average.
Loadings from U.S. quarries increased 12.2 percent from 2018 to 2.6 million tons. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 429,649 tons, a decrease of 12.1 percent.
Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 30.2 million tons, an increase of 11.2 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries increased 12.2 percent to 24.8 million tons, while shipments from Ontario quarries total 5.4 million tons, an increase of nearly 330,000 tons.