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    -0.030
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    0.000
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    -0.010
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    2.160
    -0.030
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    -1.000
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  • ITVI.USA
    15,313.390
    -0.340
    0%
  • OTRI.USA
    25.630
    0.060
    0.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,308.520
    -0.340
    0%
  • TLT.USA
    2.690
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.900
    -0.030
    -1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.160
    -0.090
    -2.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.820
    -0.010
    -0.4%
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    2.160
    -0.030
    -1.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.400
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  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
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Great Lakes limestone trade down 23 percent in April

Loadings trailed the month’s five-year average by even more — 33.3 percent.

   The coldest April since 1997 put a chill on the Great Lakes limestone trade, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association, which said shipments totaled just 1,254,226 net tons, a decrease of 23 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings trailed the month’s five-year average by even more — 33.3 percent.
   Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 1.1 million tons, a decrease of 19 percent. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 177,000 tons, a decrease of nearly 41 percent, the association said.
   Year-to-date, the limestone trade stands at 1.5 million tons, a decrease of 12.8 percent. Shipments from U.S. ports total 1.3 million tons, a decrease of 7 percent, according to the Lake Carriers’ data. The year-to-date total for U.S. ports includes 17,664 tons loaded in February and 218,452 tons shipped in March.