Cargo Reports – November 2021 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

December 9, 2021 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Up 16.8 Percent in November

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.3 million tons in November, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to a year ago.  Limestone cargos were 18.4 percent above the month’s 5-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries increased 19.1 percent from 2020 to 2.7 million tons.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 625,608 tons, an increase of 7.6 percent.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at nearly 28 million tons, an increase of 9.9 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries increased 9.5 percent to 22.2 million tons, while shipments from Ontario quarries total 5.8 million tons, an increase of 11.2 percent from 2020.

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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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