US January shipments rise six per cent

US January shipments rise six per cent
Published: 05 April 2011

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for January 2011 were 3.7Mt, according to recent data from the USGS. This was 6% higher than shipments in January 2010.

The leading producing states (Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Alabama, in descending order) shipped 53% of the January total. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Louisiana, and Arizona, in descending order) received about 48% of the January total shipments.

Clinker production totalled 3.4Mt in January, about 10% below the output in January 2010. The leading clinker producing states (Texas, California, Alabama, South Carolina, and Missouri, in descending order) produced about 54% of the January total.