Aggregate shipments trending in right direction on Great Lakes

By |  August 9, 2022

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Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.97 million tons in July, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).

The July tonnage is an increase of 4.6 percent versus last July, LCA says. Additionally, the Great Lakes limestone trade this July was above the month’s five-year average by 2.4 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3 million tons – an increase of 2.8 percent compared to last July. Shipments from Canadian quarries were up 10.9 percent to 931,669 tons.

Through seven months of 2022, the Great Lakes limestone trade stands at 13.7 million tons. That tonnage is a decrease of less than 1 percent versus a year ago.

Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries are up to 10.7 million tons on the year for an increase of 2 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total nearly 3 million tons for a decrease of 8.7 percent versus 2021.

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