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Puerto Rican cement sales up 41% in December

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 41 per cent YoY to 60,076t in December when compared with December 2019 when market offtake reached 42,594t, according to Puerto Rican Development Bank. Output from Cemex Puerto Rico and Argos San Juan Corp slipped 4.3 per cent YoY  to 41,686t in December 2020 from 43,581t in the year-ago period. In 2020 cement sales edged up 2.8 per cent YoY to 590,357t from 574,194t in 2019. The market was supplied with 449,530t of cement, a 14.6 per cent decrease w...

US Portland and blended cement deliveries up 3%

07 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports in the USA and Puerto Rico, increased by three per cent YoY to 9.8Mt in October 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were the largest consumers with a combined share of 38 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan. They accounted for 41 per cent of cement output. Masonry cement shipments fell seven pe...

US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments edge down in September

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to 9.4Mt in September 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The largest consuming US states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York, which accounted for 37 per cent of shipments. The leading producing states in September 2020 were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. They produced a combined 39 per cent of domestic production. Masonry shipments remai...

Puerto Rican cement sales advance 2% in November

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico edged up two per cent in November 2020 to 46,901t from 46,048t in November 2019, according to Sin Comillas. The latest data indicates a levelling off of market expansion, which had seen double-digit growth between June and September. Local cement production declined by 60.7 per cent to 18m377t in November 2020, representing the fourth-consecutive drop.

Puerto Rican cement sales down 3% MoM

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Puerto Rican cement market contracted 3.1 per cent to 58,328t in October 2020 when compared with the previous month, according to the country’s statistics institute. The decrease has been attributed to the holidays and the rain. “At Christmas the sale of concrete is always affected. Once February arrives, the industry begins to stabilise again. It's a very natural trend in the industry, ” Elvin Figueroa, president of the Puerto Rican Concrete Association (APC) explained. Cement produc...

Cement sales in Puerto Rico up 38% in September

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 38.4 per cent YoY in September, according to the country’s statistics institute. A total of 1.41m bags of 94 pounds, or 60,119t, was sold, representing the fifth consecutive rise and the highest September sales in the last eight years. Cement sales plummeted in March and April due to the COVID-19 pandemic but have been recovering since May. However, output saw its second consecutive decline in September, down 3.6 per cent YoY to 929,000 bags, or 39,6...

Puerto Rican cement sales up 24% in August

15 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 24.4 per cent to 59,295t in August 2020 when compared with August 2019, according to data provided by Cemex Puerto Rico and Argos San Juan Corp to the Instituto de Estadisticas of Puerto Rico. Output fell 14.9 per cent to 38,551t in August when compared with the year-ago period, as compiled by the country’s Banco de Desarrollo Económico. In the year to date, 364,839t of cement was dispatched, down 6.1 per cent YoY. Cement production declined 11.6 per...

Portland and blended cement market in US and Puerto Rico expands 11% in June

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 11 per cent to 10.1Mt in June 2020 when compared with June 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia were the leading cement-consuming states, accounting for 37 per cent of June shipments. Leading cement-producing states were Missouri, California, Texas, Florida and Michigan, which combined produced 40 per cent of domestic output. Masonry cement shipmen...

Puerto Rican cement market expands 24% in July

26 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Puerto Rico advanced 23.8 per cent YoY to 60,546t (1.42m bags of 42.6kg) when compared with 49,033t (1.15m bags) in July 2019, according to data by the country’s statistics institute. Cement sales fell in 2019 and the first few months of 2020 before plummeting in March and April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which stalled economic activity. In May demand started to recover with sales up 2.1 per cent YoY, a trend that continued the following month as sales rebounded by 42 pe...

Puerto Rican cement sales rise in July

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales increased 23.8 per cent YoY in July 2020, rising to 1.42m (42.5kg) bags from 1.15m bags in the corresponding period of 2019, according to Sin Comillas. Cement sales reportedly began to recover in May 2020 and surged 42 per cent YoY in June 2020. Cement production also advanced 31.3 per cent YoY to 1.32m bags in July 2020.