Great Lakes limestone trade up in October

By |  November 4, 2022

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Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in October, an increase of 10.7 percent compared to a year ago.

According to the Lake Carriers’ Association, limestone cargos were also above the month’s five-year average by 10.9 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.2 million tons, an increase of 9.7 percent over last year. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 736,157 tons, an increase of 15.3 percent.

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 25 million tons, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to 2021.

Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 19.9 million tons, an increase of 2.2 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 5.1 million tons, a decrease of 1.1 percent.

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