Great Lakes limestone trade increases 7 percent in 2015

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 29 million tons 2015, an increase of 7 percent compared to a year ago, according to a report from the Lake Carriers' Association.  The trade also outperformed its 5-year average by 5.2 percent.

Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 24.5 million tons in 2015, an increase of approximately 7 percent compared to both a year ago and the 5-year average. 

Loadings out of Canadian quarries rose 11.1 percent to 4.5 million tons, but still trailed the 5-year average by 3 percent.
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