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USGS reports on cement shipments in November 2016

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USGS has released its Mineral Industry Survey for cement in November 2016.

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in November 2016 were about 7.9 million t, up by 8.2% from sales in November 2015. The leading producing States for portland and blended cement in November 2016 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida, and Alabama, in descending order (table 1A). The leading cement-consuming States (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Illinois, in descending order) received 38% of the November shipments. Sales for January through November totalled 87.3 million t, up by 2.7% from those in the same period in 2015. Clinker production totalled 6.6 million t in November 2016, down by 2.4% from the output in November 2015. The leading clinker-producing States in November were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Alabama. Production for January through November totalled 70.1 million t, up slightly from the same period in 2015. Masonry cement shipments of about 206 000 t in November 2016 were up by 16.7% from those in November 2015. The leading masonry-cement-consuming States were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, Carolina, and Georgia; these received almost 52% of November’s shipments. Shipments for January through November 2016 were 2.3 million t, up by 5.2% from shipments in the same period in 2015. November 2016 imports of cement and clinker of about 1.1 million t were 9.5% higher than in November 2015. Imports for January through November totalled 12.7 million t, up by about 20% from those of the same period in 2015.

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