Great Lakes limestone trade up nearly 19 percent in August 2017

By |  September 12, 2017

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,991,471 tons in August, an increase of 18.6 percent compared to a year ago.  August’s loadings were also nearly 12 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3,358,064 tons, an increase of 21.4 percent compared to a year ago.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 633,407 tons, a slight increase over a year ago.

Year-to-date the Great Lakes limestone trade stands at 16,626,332 tons, an increase of 0.7 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings out of Michigan and Ohio quarries total 13,642,900 tons, an increase of 3.4 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 2,983,432 tons, a decrease of 10 percent.

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