Lakes Limestone Trade Down 8-Plus Percent in September
CLEVELAND – Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,256,563 tons in September, an increase of 20,000 tons compared to August, but 8.2 percent below the level of a year ago and the month’s 5-year average. Shipments from U.S. ports fell 5.2 percent in September. Loadings at Canadian quarries slipped nearly 22 percent.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 20.5 million tons, an increase of 4.3 percent compared to a year ago, but a decrease of 2.5 percent compared to the 5-year average for the first three quarters.