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US clinker production up 15% y/y in July 2014

World Cement,

The USGS has released its monthly report on cement shipments for July 2014. In the US and Puerto Rico, shipments of Portland and blended cements increased by 11% y/y to reach 9 million t. In the first seven months of the year, shipments totalled 48.5 million t, approximately 8% higher than in the corresponding period in 2013. Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois received around 36% of shipments in July 2014, while Missouri, Texas, California, Michigan and Florida were among the top cement-producing states.

In January – July 2014, clinker production came in at 40.9 million t, representing growth of 6% y/y. Production improved by 15% y/y in July alone, rising to 7.2 million t. The biggest clinker-producing states in July were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.

Masonry cement shipments were up 8% y/y to 216 000 t in July and increased by 8% y/y to 1.29 million t in the first seven months of the year.

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