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Great Lakes Iron Ore and Lakes Limestone Trade Up

Great Lakes Iron Ore and Lakes Limestone  Trade Up

In August

CLEVELAND, OHIO ~~~~~~~~  September 4, 2021  (LSNews)  Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.7 million tons in August, an increase of 1.9 percent from 2020.  Limestone cargos were below the month’s 5-year average by 5.1 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3 million tons, an increase of 5.7 percent compared to a year ago.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 636,327 tons, a decrease of 12.8 percent.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 17.4 million tons, an increase of 8.8 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 13.5 million tons, an increase of 6.5 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 3.9 million tons, an increase of 17.9 percent.

 

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

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Average
2016-2020

U.S. Ports

2,765,206

3,358,064

3,248,082

3,485,279

2,857,671

3,019,800

3,142,860

Canadian Ports

600,793

674,128

731,350

817,827

729,336

636,327

710,687

Total

3,365,999

4,032,192

3,979,432

4,303,106

3,587,007

3,656,127

3,853,547

 

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

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Average
2016-2020

U.S. Ports

13,194,053

13,642,900

14,097,966

15,877,579

12,690,142

13,508,781

13,900,528

Canadian Ports

3,313,212

3,042,153

3,258,173

3,479,313

3,312,528

3,906,419

3,281,076

Total

16,507,265

16,685,053

17,356,139

19,356,892

16,002,670

17,415,200

17,181,604

U.S. ports: Calcite, MI; Cedarville, MI; Drummond Island, MI; Marblehead, OH; Port Inland, MI; and Presque Isle, MI.  Canadian ports: Bruce

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.6 million tons in August, an increase of 55.9 percent compared to a year ago.  Shipments were also above the month’s 5-year average by 1.5 percent.

Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 32 million tons, an increase of 31.8 percent compared to the same point in 2020.

Through August iron shipments are 4.45 percent above their 5-year average for eight months of the year.

Great Lakes Iron Ore Shipments: August 2016-2021 and 5-Year Average

Includes Transshipments to Quebec City for Shipment Overseas

(net tons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

Port

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2016-2020

Duluth, MN

359,307

653,815

753,097

1,034,173

784,565

1,132,118

716,991

Superior, WI

1,294,283

1,549,998

1,676,254

1,543,211

657,807

1,248,826

1,344,311

Two Harbors, MN

1,872,211

1,971,440

1,961,521

1,787,273

994,491

1,273,085

1,717,387

Silver Bay, MN

473,853

915,739

785,494

580,885

360,469

801,687

623,288

Presque Isle, MI

782,985

790,977

765,107

806,181

510,505

728,542

731,151

Escanaba, MI*

356,168

0

0

0

0

0

71,234

Cleveland, OH**

200,764

180,830

268,238

110,374

147,974

437,166

181,636

Ashtabula, OH

0

236,988

206,022

172,670

149,741

0

153,084

Conneaut, OH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

5,339,571

6,299,787

6,415,733

6,034,767

3,605,552

5,621,424

5,539,082

* Dock ceased operations in April 2017.

         

** Transshipments within Cleveland Harbor

         

Year-To-Date 2016-2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

Port

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2016-2020

Duluth, MN

2,867,847

4,350,625

4,509,771

5,576,124

5,142,219

5,454,653

4,489,317

Superior, WI

6,514,904

7,477,377

7,886,178

7,036,717

4,210,602

7,394,740

6,625,156

Two Harbors, MN

9,397,655

10,215,368

10,098,301

10,541,206

7,709,362

9,476,573

9,592,378

Silver Bay, MN

1,131,913

4,056,312

3,960,752

3,177,212

2,311,974

3,373,700

2,927,633

Presque Isle, MI

4,497,497

4,200,978

4,020,679

4,062,560

2,838,319

4,205,874

3,924,007

Escanaba, MI

2,950,958

1,016,867

0

0

0

0

793,565

Cleveland, OH

2,015,696

1,899,257

1,764,640

1,483,492

1,542,625

2,099,557

1,741,142

Ashtabula, OH

0

618,940

790,350

912,701

548,380

28,553

574,074

Conneaut, OH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

29,376,470

33,835,724

33,030,671

32,790,012

24,303,481

32,033,650

30,667,272

Information based on data from knowledgeable sources.  However, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  Lake Carriers’ Association assumes no legal responsibility for the outcome of decisions or commitments made on the basis of this information.  Report represents the views of Lake Carriers’ Association and may not necessarily represent the views of its individual members.

 

 

 

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