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Great Lakes limestone trade dips in September

By |  October 21, 2022
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes dropped 3.7 percent compared to a year earlier. Photo: LCA

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes dropped 3.7 percent compared to a year earlier. Photo: LCA

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in September, a decrease of 3.7 percent compared to a year ago.

According to the Lake Carriers’ Association, limestone cargos were below the month’s five-year average by 2.7 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.9 million tons, a decrease of 5.4 percent from 2021. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 675,023 tons, a decrease of 1.3 percent.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 21.1 million tons, a near match compared to a year ago.

Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 16.7 million tons, an increase of less than 1 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.4 million tons, a decrease of 3.4 percent.

Jack Kopanski

About the Author:

Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor of Pit & Quarry and Editor-in-Chief of Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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