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US and Puerto Rico: cement shipments up 8% y/y in 2014

World Cement,

The USGS has released its Mineral Industry Survey for cement in the US and Puerto Rico in December 2015 and full-year 2014. Highlights from this are provided below.

December 2014

  • Shipments of Portland and blended cement increased by 22% y/y to 6.2 million t.
  • The biggest Portland cement producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Alabama.
  • The largest consumer states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, receiving 41% of shipments in December.
  • Some 6.5 million t of clinker was produced, representing growth of 25% y/y.
  • In December, the biggest producers of clinker were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.
  • Shipments of masonry cement fell by approximately 24% y/y to 169 000 t.
  • Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia were the states that consumed the most masonry cement in December.

Full-year 2014

  • Shipments of Portland and blended cement reached 88.4 million t, 8% higher than in 2013.
  • Clinker production came in at 74.9 million t, up 7% y/y.
  • Masonry cement shipments improved by 6% y/y to almost 2.3 million t.

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