Lakes Stone Trade Down 5.8% in June

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
File photo. Credit: Rod Burdick

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.6 million tons in June, a slight increase over May (80,000 tons), but a decrease of 5.8% compared to a year ago. Shipments were also down 7.5% from June’s total in recent years.

Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 3.1 million tons, a decrease of 2.8% compared to a year ago, and loadings at Canadian quarries dipped by more than 21%.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 9.3 million tons, a decrease of 6.4% compared to a year ago, and 7.7% below the average for the January-June timeframe in recent years.

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  • Photo: Lake Carriers' Association

    Photo: Lake Carriers' Association

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