Great Lakes Stone Trade Up 5.8 Percent in May

MarineLink.com
Monday, June 10, 2013

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in May, an increase of 5.8% compared to a year ago. 

 

Shipments were also in line with May’s total in recent years.



Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 3 million tons, an increase of 11.5% compared to a year ago.  However, loadings at Canadian quarries dipped by nearly 20% 510,000 tons.



Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 5.7 million tons, a decrease of 6.9% compared to a year ago, and 7.8% below the average for the January-May timeframe in recent years.

 

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