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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 11 Percent in 2021

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 11 Percent in 2021

CLEVELAND, OHIO ~~~~~  January 14, 2022  (LSNews)  Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 29.5 million tons in 2021, an increase of 11 percent compared to 2020.  2021’s loadings were also 4.8 percent above the trade’s 5-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 23.5 million tons, an increase of 11.4 percent compared to 2020.  Shipments from U.S. quarries were also above their 5-year average by 2.4 percent.

Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 6 million tons, an increase of 9.3 percent compared to the prior year, and 15.2 percent better than their 5-year average.

GREAT LAKES LIMESTONE TRADE: DECEMBER 2016-2021 AND LONG-TERM AVERAGE 
(NET TONS)

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Average
2016-2020

U.S. Ports

915,102

1,144,188

1,314,890

817,038

847,215

1,323,849

1,007,687

Canadian Ports

163,289

192,812

109,642

149,841

276,112

205,840

178,339

Total

1,078,391

1,337,000

1,424,532

966,879

1,123,327

1,529,689

1,186,026

 

YEAR-TO-DATE 2016-2021 AND LONG-TERM AVERAGE 
(NET TONS)

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Average
2016-2020

U.S. Ports

21,378,104

23,170,094

23,451,984

25,661,633

21,089,508

23,492,512

22,950,265

Canadian Ports

4,958,638

4,958,318

5,170,473

5,540,370

5,510,556

6,024,618

5,227,671

Total

26,336,742

28,128,412

28,622,457

31,202,003

26,600,064

29,517,130

28,177,936

U.S. ports: Calcite, MI; Cedarville, MI; Drummond Island, MI; Marblehead, OH; Port Inland, MI; and Presque Isle, MI.  Canadian ports: Bruce Mines, Manitoulin Island, Port Colborne (from August 2017 on), and Smelter Bay (all Ontario).

 

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