US September shipments up 14% YoY

US September shipments up 14% YoY
Published: 09 December 2014

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Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico during September 2014 were 9Mt, up by nearly 14 per cent compared to the same month of the previous year. Shipments for the year through September were up by nearly 14 per cent YoY, latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) confirms.

The leading Portland cement-producing states in September were Missouri, Texas, California, Michigan and Florida, in descending order, and these accounted for 42 per cent of the total output. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio in descending order) received about 36 per cent of the September shipments.

Clinker production totaled 6.9Mt in September, up by nearly eight per cent YoY. Production for the year through September totaled 54.6Mt, an increase of around six per cent. The leading clinker-producing states in September were Texas, Missouri, California, Pennsylvania and Florida, in descending order, accounting for about 46 per cent of total output.

September imports of cement and clinker of 695,000t wer 23 per cent higher than those in September 2013. Imports for the first nine months of the year rose by 15.5 per cent YoY to 6.13Mt.