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

November 9, 2021 LCA

Lakes Limestone Up 8.3 Percent in October

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.6 million tons in October, an increase of 8.3 percent compared to a year ago.  Limestone cargos were also above the month’s 5-year average by 1.6 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.9 million tons, an increase of 13.2 percent.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 638,517 tons, a decrease of 9.9 percent.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 24.6 million tons, an increase of 9 percent compared to 2020.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total nearly 19.4 million tons, an increase of 8.3 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 5.2 million tons, an increase 11.6 percent.

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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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