Great Lakes limestone trade down 7.3 percent in June

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,455,019 tons in June, a decrease of 7.3 percent compared to a year ago. June’s loadings were also 8.9 percent below the month’s five-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.8 million tons, a decrease of 5.5 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 668,000 tons, a decrease of 14.3 percent. 

Year-to-date, the Lakes limestone trade stands at 8.8 million tons, a decrease of 10.4 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 7.1 million tons, a decrease of 9.2 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 1.6 million tons, a decrease of 15.5 percent.

Maritime Editorial