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Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 15 Percent in October
Robert McKenzie

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 15 Percent in October

CLEVELAND, OHIO ~~~~~~~  November 9, 2022 (LSNews)   Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 4.7 million tons in October, a decrease of 15 percent compared to a year ago.  Shipments were below the month’s 5-year average by 10.8 percent.

Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 33.9 million tons, a decrease of 20.9 percent compared to the same point in 2021.

Great Lakes Iron Ore Shipments: October 2017-2022 and 5-Year Average

Includes Transshipments to Quebec City for Shipment Overseas

(net tons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

Port

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2017-2021

Duluth, MN

695,863

1,049,601

705,125

690,385

1,060,797

914,217

840,354

Superior, WI

1,217,882

1,430,073

1,188,678

829,761

1,018,883

996,996

1,137,055

Two Harbors, MN

1,923,253

1,506,969

1,716,642

1,382,961

1,624,862

1,537,717

1,630,937

Silver Bay, MN

461,176

585,241

608,420

481,546

794,873

245,824

586,251

Marquette, MI*

714,622

796,540

700,259

631,404

553,161

609,987

679,197

Escanaba, MI**

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cleveland, OH***

387,669

280,891

329,435

72,265

454,319

376,722

304,916

Ashtabula, OH

64,312

125,561

94,650

71,985

0

0

71,302

Total

5,464,777

5,774,876

5,343,209

4,160,307

5,506,895

4,681,463

5,250,013

*Marquette = Presque Isle in previous reports

         

**Dock ceased operations in April 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

***Transshipments within Cleveland Harbor

         

Year-To-Date 2017-2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

Port

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2017-2021

Duluth, MN

5,459,428

6,280,667

7,174,684

6,512,658

7,575,304

5,874,144

6,600,548

Superior, WI

10,549,247

10,654,818

9,455,857

5,671,185

9,779,988

9,290,087

9,222,219

Two Harbors, MN

14,282,774

13,729,030

14,224,092

10,417,142

12,450,614

11,220,742

13,020,730

Silver Bay, MN

5,219,314

5,216,777

4,256,264

3,274,077

4,894,874

1,526,442

4,572,261

Marquette, MI*

5,620,112

5,593,566

5,450,682

4,031,446

5,279,496

4,195,794

5,195,060

Escanaba, MI**

1,016,867

0

0

0

0

0

203,373

Cleveland, OH***

2,415,546

2,292,008

2,151,263

1,632,869

2,892,736

1,821,042

2,276,884

Ashtabula, OH

923,239

915,911

1,191,789

788,212

28,553

0

769,541

Total

45,486,527

44,682,777

43,904,631

32,327,589

42,901,565

33,928,251

41,860,618

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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