Great Lakes Limestone Trade Dips in July
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in July, a decrease of 2.9% compared to June, and 13.6% off the pace of a year ago.
Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 3 million tons, a decrease of 9.7% compared to a year ago. Loadings at Canadian quarries dipped by more than 30%, falling to 507,000 tons.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 12.85 million tons, a decrease of 8.5% compared to a year ago, and 23% below the average for the January-July timeframe in recent years.