Cargo Reports – October 2011 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

October 30, 2011
October 30, 2011 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Up 8.5 Percent in October

Cleveland—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,755,344 net tons in October, an increase of 6 percent over September, and an increase of 8.5 percent compared to a year ago. October loadings also inched passed the month’s 5-year average.

Shipments from U.S. quarries increased 8.2 percent compared to a year ago and beat the month’s 5-year average by 75,000 tons. Loadings at Canadian quarries rose by 10.3 percent compared to a year ago, but remained under October’s 5-year average.

Through October the Lakes limestone trade stands at 23.4 million tons, a slight decrease – 2.1 percent – compared to the same point in 2010, but a drop of 11 percent compared to the 5-year average for the for the January-October timeframe.

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