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Great Lakes limestone trade surges in June

Jul 10, 2018 11:01 AM

Shipments rise more than 17 percent compared to a year ago

The following is text of a news release from the Lake Carriers' Association:

(CLEVELAND) — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,052,994 tons in June, an increase of more than 17 percent compared to a year ago. This June also represented the first month in which loadings topped 4 million tons since July 2015.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.2 million tons, an increase of 16.2 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 815,000 tons, an increase of 22 percent.

Year to date, the Lakes limestone trade stands at 9.3 million tons, an increase of 5.9 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 7.7 million tons, an increase of 8.2 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 1.6 million tons, a decrease of about three boatloads.

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