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Puerto Rican cement sales up 18% in June

12 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 17.9 per cent YoY in June 2018, representing a sixth-consecutive monthly growth. Domestic sales reached 1.23m bags (42kg/94lb), reports Esmerk Latin American News. The latest sales data show a sustained market recovery following the fall in sales in the months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma. In 2017 sales declined 11.2 per cent YoY.  Total cement production fell by 19.8 per cent YoY to 937,400 bags – the first decrease since the start of the year. In...

Cement shipments in USA-Puerto Rico up 9% YoY

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico in April 2018 increased 8.9 per cent YoY to 8.2Mt, according to the latest data by the US Geological Survey (USGS).  The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, which received some 44 per cent of total April shipments. Leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry deliveries reached about 209,000t in April 20...

US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments down 1% in March 2018

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to to 7.42Mt in March 2018 when compared to March 2017, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). In March 2017 total shipments reached 7.49Mt. The largest state markets were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania, in descending order, which accounted of around 46 per cent of domestic demand. Leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order...

US and Puerto Rican cement markets contract in February

16 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto rico in February contracted by 3.6 per cent YoY to 5.8Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona – received about 50 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states were California, Texas, Florida, Missouri and Alabama (in descending order). Masonry cement shipments declined by 6.5 per cent YoY to 169,000t in Februar...

US and Puerto Rico cement shipments up 6% in January

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico increased 5.7 per cent YoY to 5.752Mt in January 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five cement markets were Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Georgia (in descending order), which accounted for around 51 per cent of total shipments. Total cement deliveries by US producers reached 5.165Mt, up six per cent YoY. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and ...

US Portland and blended cement shipments up 4% in November

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico rose 4.2 per cent YoY to 8.2Mt in November 2017, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama (in descending order). Around 39 per cent of these shipments were sold in Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia (the leading consuming states in descending order). Masonry cement shipments slipped to 196,000t in November 2017 whe...

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 11% in 2017

19 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico decreased by 11.2 per cent in 2017, seeing declines in September, October, November and December, reports Sin Comillas. The fall in sales has been attributed to a weak economy following the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria, but sales have declined since 2013. In 2016 they decreased by 12.3 per cent, following reductions of 8.5 and 9.8 per cent in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Output by the country’s cement producers contracted 14.2 per cent in 2017, foll...

Cemex to restructure Puerto Rico operations

11 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Following its significant fall in domestic cement sales, Cemex Puerto Rico has announced changes to its operations effective this month. While the company did not disclose further details about the number of dismissals, it aims to protect the highest number of jobs possible. The cement producer will also modify operations at its Ponce works, which will operate as a grinding unit. Cemex Puerto Rico President, Jorge Rojas, the current conditions in the local market prevent the compa...

US Portland and blended cement shipments up 5% in October

22 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico in October increased 4.9 per cent YoY in October 2017, according to data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York were the five largest consuming states (in descending order) and accounted for around 37 per cent of national demand. To meet the total demand of 9.424Mt, some 8.284Mt was delivered from domestic plants while the balance of 1.14Mt was imported. The country’s lea...

Puerto Rican cement sales fall 16% in November

12 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Overall cement sales in Puerto Rico fell by 15.8 per cent YoY in November, representing a modes improvements when compared with the previous two months. Output from Puerto Rico's cement plants decreased 24.1 per cent YoY, following a drop of 52.9 per cent reported the previous month. In 2016 cement sales fell 12.3 per cent YoY while production saw an 11.5 per cent decrease during the same period.