Cargo Reports – September 2012 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

September 30, 2012
September 30, 2012 LCA

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.

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