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

October 7, 2021 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Up 10.4 Percent in September

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.7 million tons in September, an increase of 10.4 percent compared to a year ago.  Limestone cargos were above the month’s 5-year average by 5.2 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3 million tons, an increase of  12.2 percent from 2020.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 684,234 tons, an increase of 8.3 percent.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 21 million tons, an increase of 9.1 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 16.5 million tons, an increase of 7.5 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.6 million tons, an increase 15.5 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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