US shipments ahead by 9% in 2012

US shipments ahead by 9% in 2012
Published: 04 March 2013

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Total shipments of Portland and blended cements in the US and Puerto Rico in 2012 reached 79Mta, up by about nine per cent YoY, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey.

In December 2012 shipments were about 4.8Mt, slightly less than the same month of the year before.  The leading producing states in December were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Pennsylvania in descending order and these shipped about 46 per cent of the US total. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Pennsylvania and Louisiana in descending order) received about 41 per cent of the December total shipments.

Clinker production totalled 5.4Mt in December, about 20 per cent more than the output in December 2011.  Clinker production for the full year was 67.7Mt, up by nine per cent.

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