Lakes limestone trade down 15 percent in August
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.2 million tons in August, a decrease of 21 percent from July, and 15.2 percent below the level of a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers Association (LCA). Loadings were also 13.4 percent below the month’s five-year average.
Shipments from U.S. ports fell 16.1 percent in August. Loadings at Canadian quarries slipped nearly 11 percent, LCA reports.
Year-to-date, the Lakes limestone trade stands at 17.3 million tons, an increase of 7 percent compared to a year ago, but a slight decrease compared to the five-year average for the January-August timeframe, according to LCA.
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