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US Jan-Nov shipments

03 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico in November were 6.5Mt, essentially unchanged from the level in November 2013, USGS data shows. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, in descending order) received about 39 per cent of the November shipments. The leading Portland cement producing states in November were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. Clinker production totaled 6.8Mt during the mont...

Puerto Rico: Cemex cement sales hit 55-year low

07 January 2015, Published under Cement News

In 2014, Cemex cement sales in Puerto Rico fell 10.6 per cent YoY to 24,000t, according to Enrique García, president of Cemex Puerto Rico. The 55-year low has prompted the country’s largest cement producer to take action, including laying off 18 staff at its Ponce plant. "We are being proactive after a thorough analysis of the subject. The aim is to ensure the future of our company. In a crisis we can not control, we are focussing our decisions on factors that themselves are within ou...

US Jan-October shipments – preliminary data

18 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico reached 75.8Mt in the first 10 months of the year, preliminary figures from the US Geological Survey show. Of the total, imports accounted for 6.17Mt. In October, total shipments were 9.57Mt, comprising 8.76Mt of domestic dispatches and 807,530t of imports. Amongst the larger states, cement shipments increased in October in Southern Texas (+34 per cent), Northern Texas (+21 per cent), Michigan (+17 per cent), Georgia (+11 per c...

US September shipments up 14% YoY

09 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico during September 2014 were 9Mt, up by nearly 14 per cent compared to the same month of the previous year. Shipments for the year through September were up by nearly 14 per cent YoY, latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) confirms. The leading Portland cement-producing states in September were Missouri, Texas, California, Michigan and Florida, in descending order, and these accounted for 42 per cent of the tot...

US nine-month shipments preliminary data

18 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico for the first nine months of the year reached 66.292Mt, preliminary data released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) yesterday shows. Of the total figure, domestic shipments accounted for 60.916Mt and imports for 5.376Mt. In September alone, shipments amounted to 9.006Mt, including 8.235Mt of domestic shipments and 770,802t of imports. Domestic clinker production totalled 54.615Mt in the first nine months of the year,...

US Jan-August shipments increase 7% YoY

10 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for the year through August 2014 were 57.3Mt, up by about seven per cent from the same period of last year, latest figures from the US Geological Survey show. In August 2014 total shipments were 8.7Mt, up slightly from the same period of last year. The leading Portland cement producing states in August were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, accounting for about 43 per ...

US Jan-July shipments up 8% YoY

02 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in July 2014 were 9Mt, up by about 11 per cent in July 2013, latest data from the  US Geological Survey (USGS) shows. Shipments for the year through July were 48.5Mt, up by about eight per cent from the same period of 2013. The leading Portland cement-producing states in July were Missouri, Texas, California. Michigan and Florida in descending order, accounting for 43 per cent of the total output. The leading consumin...

Puerto Rico: cement sales up 7% in March

11 April 2014, Published under Cement News

March signalled a change in the Puerto Rican cement market as 1358.7 94lb bags were sold, up 85.5 bags from February, ending several months of decline. Sales were the highest since October 2013 when 1406.7 bags were sold. In December 2013, Puerto Rico’s cement production was at an historical low as only 757.8 bags left the factory gates.