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US: preliminary April 2015 shipments

17 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico in April 2015 amounted to 7.669Mt, preliminary data from the USGS shows. Imports accounted for 776,781t of total dispatches during the month. For the first four months of this year, shipments reached 24.09Mt, of which 2.321Mt were imports. Clinker production for April was 6.102Mt and for the year-to-date the total is expected to be 21.6Mt.  The preliminary data are subject to change. The full monthly report will be publish...

US monthly shipments ahead, imports up 66%

04 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico in March 2015 rose by 3.5 per cent YoY to 6.3Mt, latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) show. Shipments for the year through March totalled 16.4Mt, up by 5.7 per cent from the same period of 2014. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in March were California, Texas, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona,...

US first-quarter shipments seen exceeding 16.4Mt

19 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico over the first three months of 2015 are expected to have amounted to 16.44Mt, according to preliminary data from the USGS published last week. Of the 1Q15 total, imports accounted for 1.54Mt. During March 2015, shipments were 6.287Mt, with imports representing 585,663t of supply. Clinker production in the first quarter of this year totalled 15.46Mt. In March alone, clinker output reached 5.49Mt, the early indicators show. Th...

Putney Capital Management announces acquisition in partnership with Argos

14 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Putney Capital Management LLC announced the acquisition of one of the main terminals for the reception, storage and distribution of cement in Puerto Rico.  This strategic investment was made in partnership with Colombia's Cementos Argos (Argos), the fifth largest producer of cement in Latin America, and the second largest in the southeast of the United States with operations in Colombia, Central America, the US and the Caribbean.  The terminal, acquired for total consideration of approx. US$...

Argos acquires Puerto Rico operations

01 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Argos acquired a stake of 60 per cent in Wetvan Overseas, a company that controls a terminal for receiving, storing, selling and distributing cement in Puerto Rico, for an amount of more than US$18m. The remaining 40 per cent belongs to Grupo Vicini, a renowned Dominican business group that has investments across the Caribbean and Central America.   Thanks to this transaction, Argos will see its production capacity rise by 250,000tpa, thus ensuring a local market share of about 15 per cent i...

US February shipments up 2% YoY

30 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in February 2015 were about 4.8Mt, up by about two per cent from the level in February 2014, latest data from the US Geological Survey shows. Shipments for the year through February totalled 10.2Mt, up by about seven per cent from the same period in 2014. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in February were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama, in descending order. The ...

US January shipments up 12% YoY

15 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in January 2015 increased by about 12 per cent YoY to 5.4Mt, latest data from the US Geological Survey confirms. The leading Portland cement-producing states in January were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona, in descending order) received about 48 per cent of the January shipments. Clinker production totalled 5.4Mt in Ja...

US January shipments - preliminary data

08 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico in January 2015 were 5.355Mt, preliminary data* from the US Geological Survey shows. Of the total shipments, domestic dispatches comprised 4.859Mt and imports 496,005t. Earlier this month, the USGS confirmed that total shipments in 2014 reached 88.4Mt, up by about eight per cent YoY. Imports for the whole year totalled 8.39Mt, an increase of around 16 per cent from 2013. *The preliminary data are subject to change and the ...

US shipments reach 88.4Mt in 2014

02 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico in 2014 reached 88.4Mt, up by about eight per cent YoY, latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) confirms. In December 2014 alone, shipments reached 6.2Mt, a rise of 22 per cent from the level in December 2013. The leading Portland cement-producing states in December were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, ...

US December shipments – preliminary data

19 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in December 2014 reached 6.24Mt, preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows. This takes full-year shipments to 88.53Mt, according to the initial indicators. Imports during December amounted to 545,259t, while for the full year they reached 7.31Mt. Clinker production for the final month of the year was 6.46Mt. For the full year clinker output totalled 74.93Mt. The full monthly report will be published in approximately two weeks.