Cargo Reports – October 2023 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

November 8, 2023
November 8, 2023 LCA

Lakes Limestone Down 2.7 Percent in October

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.8 million tons in October, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to a year ago.  Limestone cargos were above the month’s 5-year average by 6.3 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3 million tons, a decrease of 6.4 percent.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 835,201 tons, an increase of 13.5 percent.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 23.5 million tons, a decrease of 5.9 percent compared to 2022.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 18.9 million tons, a decrease of 4.9 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.6 million tons, a decrease of 9.9 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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