US May shipments 1% higher YoY

US May shipments 1% higher YoY
Published: 06 August 2010

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reports that total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for May 2010 were about 6.3Mt. This was about 1% higher than shipments in May 2009.

Shipments through May were about 25.1 Mt, down by about 6% from those of the same period in 2009. The leading producing States (Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Pennsylvania, in descending order) shipped 41% of the May total (table 1A). The leading consuming States (Texas, California, Florida, Louisiana, and New York, in descending order) received nearly 36% of May’s total shipments

Clinker production totaled 5.7 Mt in May, about 14% higher than production in May 2009. Production year-to-date totaled 22.7 Mt, down by 2% from that for the same period in 2009. The leading clinker-producing States (Texas, Missouri, California, Pennsylvania, and Alabama, in descending order) produced about 48% of the May total.