Great Lakes Stone Trade Up 5.8 Percent in May
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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