USA: Portland and blended cement shipments in September fall 2.8%

USA: Portland and blended  cement shipments in September fall 2.8%
16 December 2016


Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in September 2016 were about 8.8Mt, down by 2.8 per cent from sales in September 2015.

The leading cement-producing states for Portland and blended cement in September 2016 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida, and Michigan (in descending order} and these accounted for about 41 per cent of the national total. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio, in descending order) received 37 per cent of the September shipments.

Sales for January through September totalled 70.4Mt, up by 3.1 per cent from those in the same period in 2015. Clinker production totalled 6.5Mt in September 2016, down by 2.9 per cent from the output in September 2015. The leading clinker-producing states in September were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Pennsylvania, which accounted for 46 per cent of the total output for the month. Production for January through September totalled 56.7Mt, up slightly from the same period in 2015.

Masonry cement shipments of about 215,000t in September 2016 were down by 3.4 per cent from those in September 2015. The leading masonry cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, and Georgia. These received about 52 per cent of September dispatches. 

Shipments for January through September 2016 were 1.9Mt, up by 4.4 per cent from the same period in 2015.

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