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US-Puerto Rican cement shipments up 8% in July

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 7.7 per cent YoY to 10Mt in July, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which accounted for 38 per cent of July deliveries. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, which combined to account for 39 per cent of US cement output. Masonry cement shipme...

Puerto Rico’s cement sales drop 7% in September

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 7.4 per cent in September 2019 when compared with the previous year. A total of 1.02m of 42.5kg bags, or 43,350t was sold on the domestic market, according to Sin Comillas. The latest drop in sales represents the eighth-consecutive month of market contraction. Sales have fallen since February after a 13-month period of consecutive increases. Local cement output edged up one per cent in September 2019 when compared with September 2018. Domestic production ros...

Cemex

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has supplied more than 15,000m 3 of concrete for the reconstruction of the Guajataca Reservoir in Puerto Rico, which sustained significant damage from Hurricane Maria in September 2017. The concrete supplied included high-strength fluid concrete as well as structural concrete. The project, which was carried out over an 11-month period, completing this month, was overseen by the Del Valle Group construction company. The Guajataca Reservoir serves more than 200,000 homes as well as the ...

Puerto Rican cement sales fall 11% in August

25 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Puerto Rico decreased 11.4 per cent in August, continuing a seven-month period of decline. In August 1.12m bags of 94lb (42.5kg), or 47,600t were sold. Cement output slipped 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.06m bags – the sixth fall in seven months, according to Sin Comillas. In 2018 domestic cement sales were up 38.9 per cent YoY to reach 14.3m bags (607,750t) – the first rise since 2012. In the previous year sales had dropped 11.2 per cent to 10.3m bags (437,750t), impacted by th...

US and Puerto Rican market contracts 2% in June

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement shipments (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico in June 2019 fell by 2.4 per cent to 9.1Mt when compared with June 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A combined share of 38 per cent of shipments was received by Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York. Masonry cement shipments in June 2019 totalled 202,000t, down 6.1 per cent YoY. Leading consuming states were Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia – these fiv...

DR’s roadmap to the future

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Supported by sustained economic development, the construction sector of the Dominican Republic has provided a solid base for growth for the country’s cement industry. With an 8Mta production capacity, domestic cement companies have helped the country make the switch from being a net importer to a net exporter. Providing the setting to the XXXVI FICEM Technical Congress 2019, ADOCEM provides a timely update of its cement sector. By ADOCEM, Dominican Republic. With 8Mta of production ca...

US and Puerto Rican blended and Portland cement shipments up 6% in April

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Blended and Portland cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 5.9 per cent to 8.7Mt in April 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The largest US markets were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which accounted for a combined share of 42 per cent of such shipments. The leading cement-producing states during the month were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries increased 4.6 per cent YoY to 218,000t. Florida, Texas, Ca...

USA and Puerto Rico see 1% slip in demand

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement consumption in the USA and Puerto Rico edged down by one per cent to 7.34Mt in March 2019 when compared with March 2018 when the market off-take was 7.417Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina while the country’s biggest producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. The five largest consuming states represented 46 per cent of the month’s sh...

Puerto Rican sales decline 11% in May

07 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 11.1 per cent YoY to 1.21m bags, or 51,425t, in May, following a 13.9 per cent drop in April. Output from local cement plants was off by one third to 1m bags (42,500t). The May data represent the fourth-consecutive monthly decline since sales started to fall in February, reversing their 13-month climb, according to Sin Comillas. Total demand (including imports) in 2018 increased by 38.9 per cent YoY to 607,750t (14.3m bags) from 437,750t (10.3m bags) in 2017....

US and Puerto Rican cement shipments fall to 5.7Mt in February

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cements in the USA and Puerto Rico fell slightly to 5.7Mt in February 2019 when compared with February 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top-five consuming states were Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and North Carolina. Masonry cement dispatches totalled 160,000t in February 2019, down 5.2 per cent YoY. Leading masonry cement-consuming states were Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and North Carolina. The country’s leadin...