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Lakes Limestone Trade Up 10.4 Percent in September

Lakes Limestone Trade Up 10.4 Percent in September

CLEVELAND, OHIO   ~~  October 9, 2021  (LSNews)  Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.7 million tons in September, an increase of 10.4 percent compared to a year ago.  Limestone cargos were above the month’s 5-year average by 5.2 percent. 

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3 million tons, an increase of  12.2 percent from 2020.  Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 684,234 tons, an increase of 8.3 percent. 

Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 21 million tons, an increase of 9.1 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 16.5 million tons, an increase of 7.5 percent.  Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.6 million tons, an increase 15.5 percent. 

 

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

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Average
2016-2020

U.S. Ports

2,495,401

2,867,135

2,921,027

3,270,324

2,693,111

3,022,989

2,849,400

Canadian Ports

463,121

609,425

710,782

784,589

631,840

684,234

639,951

Total

2,958,522

3,476,560

3,631,809

4,054,913

3,324,951

3,671,223

3,489,351

 

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

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Average
2016-2020

U.S. Ports

15,689,454

16,510,035

17,018,993

19,147,903

15,383,253

16,531,770

16,749,928

Canadian Ports

3,776,333

3,633,578

3,968,955

4,263,902

3,944,368

4,554,653

3,917,427

Total

19,465,787

20,143,613

20,987,948

23,411,805

19,327,621

21,086,423

20,667,355

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).

Great Lakes Ports 
Duluth, Minnesota, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay, Ontario Cleveland, Ohio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

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