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US eight-month shipment update

16 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico in the first eight months of this year reached 59.12Mt, preliminary data from the US Geological Survey shows. Of the total shipments, domestic dispatches accounted for 53.21Mt and imports represented 5.9Mt, the figures reveal. August 2015 shipments reached 9.080Mt, comprising 8.180Mt of domestic dispatches and 900,191t of imports. Clinker production for the eight-month period reached 49.39Mt, while August 2015 output was 7.7...

EPA settles case with Cemex Puerto Rico

06 October 2015, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced that Cemex Puerto Rico will spend an estimated US$1.7m on pollution control measures to reduce NOx emissions from its plant in Ponce. In addition, the company will pay a US$160,000 penalty for Clean Air Act violations. The settlement addresses modifications Cemex made to its cement plant without obtaining the proper permit, as required by the Clean Air Act, a statement by the EPA said. Following an EPA inspection, Cemex conducted a smokest...

US Jan-July cement shipments reach 50Mt

02 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for the year through July totalled 50Mt, up by 3.4 per cent in the same period in 2014, latest data from the US Geological Survey shows. In July shipments reached  9.3Mt, up slightly from the level in July 2014. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois in descending order) received about 37 per cent of the July shipments. The leading producing states for Portlan...

US seven-month shipment update

17 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico totalled 50.038Mt in the first seven months of the year, preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows. Imports accounted for 5Mt of the total. In July 2015, shipments reached 9.257Mt, with imports representing 935,779t of dispatches. Clinker production, meanwhile, is reported to be 42.282Mt for the seven month period, with output at 6.965Mt in July alone.

Cementos Argos launches brand in Puerto Rico

09 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based cement producer Cementos Argos has completed its entry into the Puerto Rican cement market by launching its brand locally. The company is importing cement through a terminal, of which it assumed leadership since 1 May 2015. “Through this new receipt, storage and distribution terminal, we are making all of our experience, knowledge and innovation available to the local market. All of these elements together, in combination with our personalised technical advice and industrial ...

US June shipments up 7.6% YoY

01 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in June 2015 were about 8.9Mt, up by 7.6 per cent YoY, according to data from the the US Geological Survey (USGS). Shipments for the year through June totalled 40.8Mt, up by 3.6 per cent for the same period in 2014. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in June were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and accounted for about 41 per cent of total apparent outpu...

US first-half shipment update - preliminary data

19 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico over the first half of 2015 totalled around 40.78Mt, preliminary data from the US Geological Survey shows. Of the total, imports accounted for 4.07Mt. In June alone, shipments reached 8.935Mt, including 930,581t of imports. Meanwhile, clinker production over the six month period totalled 35.3Mt, with output in June reported to be just over 7Mt.

US May shipments down 4.5% YoY

04 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in May 2015 fell by 4.5 per cent YoY to 7.8Mt, data from the US Geological Survey released yesterday shows. Shipments for the year through May totalled 31.9Mt, up by 2.6 per cent for the same period in 2014. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in May were California, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Ill...

US May shipments – preliminary figures

16 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico reached 7.8Mt in May, according to preliminary results from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total domestic shipments accounted for 6.96Mt and imports 815,555t. JP Morgan notes that the trend remains weak at -4 per cent YoY particularly impacted by weather-impacted softness in Texas (volume decline of -33 per cent in North Texas). Among other large markets, California was soft too (down mid-single digit) while Florida...

US April shipments climb 4.1% YoY

03 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in April 2015 rose by 4.1 per cent to around 7.7Mt, latest data from the USGS shows. Shipments for the year through April totalled 24.1Mt, up by 5.1 per cent from the same period in 2014. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in April were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio in descend...