US January shipments edge ahead, imports lower

US January shipments edge ahead, imports lower
Published: 03 April 2014

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Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in January were 4.9Mt, up slightly from the January 2013 level, USGS data released today shows.

The leading Portland cement-producing states in January were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma, in descending order) received about 52 per cent of total January shipments.

Clinker production totalled about 4.6Mt in January 2014, up nearly seven per cent from the output in January 2013. The leading clinker-producing states in January were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and South Carolina, in descending order which accounted for 54 per cent of total production for the country.

January 2014 imports of cement and clinker of 407,000t were about 12 per cent lower than those in January 2013.