Great Lakes limestone up more than 7 percent in June

Tina Grady Barbaccia

July 18, 2012

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,853,467 net tons in June, an increase of 14.8 percent over May, and 7.2 percent better than a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers Association (LCA). Loadings were a mirror image of the month’s five-year average. (For a downloadable PDF of tables, “Great Lakes Limestone Trade: June 2007-2012 and 5-Year Average,” click here.)

Shipments from U.S. ports rose 11 percent to 3.2 million tons, but Canadian quarries’ total of 625,000 tons represented a dip of two or three boatloads.

Year-to-date, the Lakes limestone trade stands at 9,962,256 tons, an increase of 14.9 percent compared to a year ago, but a few boatloads shy of the five-year average for the first half of the year.

Source: Lake Carriers Association (LCA)

There are no comments

Join the conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *