Cargo Reports – November 2020 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

December 11, 2020 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Down 4.9 Percent in November

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.9 million tons in November, a decrease of 4.9 percent compared to a year ago.  Limestone cargos were less than 1 percent above the month’s 5-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries decreased 11.6 percent from 2019 to 2.3 million tons.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 581,670 tons, an increase of 35.4 percent.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 25.5 million tons, a decrease of 15.7 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries decreased 18.5 percent to 20.2 million tons, while shipments from Ontario quarries total 5.2 million tons, a decrease of 2.9 percent from 2019.

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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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