US February shipments edge ahead

US February shipments edge ahead
Published: 06 May 2013


Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for February 2013 were about 4.7Mt, slightly more than shipments in February 2012.

Shipments for the year through to February 2013 were 9.6Mt, up by nearly three per cent, the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows.

The leading Portland cement producing states in February were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama in descending order.

The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona, in descending order) received about 48 per cent of total shipments in February. were Texas, California, Florida, Alabama, and Missouri, again, in descending order.

February 2013 imports of cement and clinker of about 316,000t were around eight per cent more than February 2012. Imports for the year through February totaled 780,000t, up by 17 per cent YoY.