US Jan-July shipments up 8% YoY

US Jan-July shipments up 8% YoY
Published: 02 October 2014

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Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in July 2014 were 9Mt, up by about 11 per cent in July 2013, latest data from the  US Geological Survey (USGS) shows. Shipments for the year through July were 48.5Mt, up by about eight per cent from the same period of 2013.

The leading Portland cement-producing states in July were Missouri, Texas, California. Michigan and Florida in descending order, accounting for 43 per cent of the total output. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, in descending order) received about 36 per cent of the July shipments.

Clinker production totalled 7.2Mt in July 2014, up by about 15 per cent from the output in July 2013. Production for the year through July totalled 40.9Mt up by about six per cent. The leading clinker-producing states in July were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order,

July 2014 imports of cement and clinker of 938,000t were 50 per cent higher than those in July 2013. Imports for the year through July totalled 4.49Mt, up by about 15 per cent from the same period of last year.