USA: cement shipments rise 5.1% in May

USA: cement shipments rise 5.1% in May
Published: 05 August 2016

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Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in May 2016 were about 8.2Mt, up by 5.1 per cent from sales in May 2015. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement sales in May were California, Texas, Missouri, Florida, and Michigan, in descending order, and these states accounted for nearly 40 per cent of the national total.

The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Illinois, in descending order) received about 37 per cent of the May shipments. Sales for January through May totalled 34.7Mt, up by 8.7 per cent from the volume in the same period in 2015.

Clinker production totalled about 7Mt in May 2016, up by 3.8 per cent from the output in May 2015. The leading clinker-producing States in May were, in descending order, Texas, California, Florida, Missouri, and Pennsylvania, and these accounted for almost 46 per cent of the US total. Production for January through May totalled 29.3Mt, up by 3.7 per cent from the same period in 2015.

US imports of cement and clinker in May 2016 reached about 1.4Mt and were 18 per cent higher than in May 2015.

Masonry cement shipments of about 205,000t in May 2016 declined slightly from those of May 2015 . The leading masonry-cement-consuming States were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, and Georgia; these received about 51 per cent of May’s shipments.