US market demand reached 5,355,378t, representing a 12.1 per cent increase on January 2014, according to preliminary figures by the US Geological Survey.
Shipments of Portland and blended cement by US producers reached 4,859,373t in January 2015. Clinker production stood at 5,407,342t.
In addition, the country imported some 496,005t of cement.
Exports by US producers totalled 51,037t, down 9.5 per cent YoY.