US shipments edge up in July

US shipments edge up in July
Published: 19 October 2011

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for July 2011 were 6.8Mt, according to preliminary data released by the USGS. This was only slightly higher than shipments in July 2010. Shipments for the year through July were 38.8Mt, essentially unchanged from the same period in 2010.

The leading producing States in July were Texas, California, Missouri, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, in descending order, and accounted for about 41% of the total production. The leading consuming States (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, in descending order) received about 34% of the July total shipments.

Clinker production totaled 5.7Mt in July, slightly higher than the output in July 2010. Production for the year through July was 34.2Mt, slightly lower than that for the same period in 2010.

July 2011 imports of cement and clinker of about 613,000t were down by 17% from those in July 2010. Imports for the year totaled 3.48Mt, down by about 6% from those for the year through July 2010.