US full-year shipments reach 91.5Mt

US full-year shipments reach 91.5Mt
Published: 07 March 2016

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Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in 2015 totalled 91.5Mt, up 3.5 per cent compared to the previous year, latest data from the US Geological Survey shows.

In December 2015 alone, shipments were about 6.6Mt, up by 5.6 per cent YoY. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in December were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, New York and Illinois, in descending order) received about 42 per cent of the December shipments.

Clinker production totalled 6.9Mt in December, up by 6.1 per cent from the output in December. Production for the year through December was 76.5Mt, up by two per cent from that for full year 2014. The leading clinker-producing states in December were, in descending order, Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama.

Imports for the year through December totalled 11.4Mt, up by 36 per cent from those of 2014.