Great Lakes limestone trade up more than 17 percent in September 2017

By |  October 5, 2017

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in September, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to a year ago, reports the Lake Carriers’ Association. September’s loadings were also 5.5 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.9 million tons, an increase of nearly 15 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 609,000 tons, an increase of nearly 32 percent over a year ago.

Year-to-date, the Great Lakes limestone trade stands at 20.1 million tons, an increase of 3.3 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 16.5 million tons, an increase of 5.3 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 3.6 million tons, a decrease of 4.9 percent.

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