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.