Great Lakes limestone trade up in August

By |  September 7, 2022

Logo: Lake Carriers' Association (LCA)

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.8 million tons in August, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2021.  

According to the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA), limestone cargos were below the month’s five-year average by 1.6 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries in August totaled 3.1 million tons, an increase of 3 percent versus a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 740,122 tons, an increase of 16.3 percent.

On the year, the Great Lakes limestone trade stands at 17.5 million tons. That mark represents an increase of less than 1 percent compared to a year ago.

Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries on the year total 13.8 million tons for an increase of 2.2 percent. Shipments from quarries in Ontario, Canada, total 3.7 million tons for a decrease of 4.6 percent.

Kevin Yanik

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