Cargo Reports – September 2017 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Up More Than 17 Percent in September

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in September, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to a year ago. September’s loadings were also 5.5 percent ahead of the month’s 5-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.9 million tons, an increase of nearly 15 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 609,000 tons, an increase of nearly 32 percent over a year ago.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 20.1 million tons, an increase of 3.3 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 16.5 million tons, an increase of 5.3 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 3.6 million tons, a decrease of 4.9 percent.

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