Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down in November

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 9, 2016

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© Jim Pintar / Adobe Stock

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.5 million tons in November, a decrease of 16.8 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reported. November’s loadings were also 15.1 percent below the month’s five-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.1 million tons, a decrease of 16.2 percent compared to a year ago, while shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 406,000 tons, a decrease of 19.3 percent, LCA said.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 25.3 million tons, a decrease of 8.3 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings out of Michigan and Ohio quarries total 20.5 million tons, a decrease of 12.1 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.8 million tons, an increase of 12.9 percent.
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