US cement sales increase in May
Published by Rebecca Bowden,
USGS has released its Mineral Industry Survey for cement in May 2017.
Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in May 2017 were about 8.8 million t, up by 8.2% from sales in May 2016. The leading producing States for portland and blended cement in May 2017 were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for 42% of the month’s total sales. The leading cement-consuming States (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and New York, in descending order) received about 40% of the May shipments. Shipments for the year through May were 35.4 million t, up by about 2% from those in the same period in 2016. Clinker production totalled 7.1 million t in May 2017, up slightly from the output in May 2016. The leading clinker producing States in May were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Pennsylvania, and these States accounted for 49% for the month’s total production. Clinker production for the year through May totalled 29.0 million t, down slightly from that of the same period in 2016. Masonry cement shipments of about 216 000 t in May 2017 were up by 7.8% from those in May 2016. The leading masonry-cement-consuming States were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, and Georgia; these received 55% of May’s shipments. Masonry cement shipments for the year through May were 996 000 t, up by 2.7% from those of the same period in 2016. After an uncharacteristic decrease of 26% (year-over-year) in April, May 2017 imports of cement and clinker of about 1.4 million t were almost 2% higher than those in May 2016. As listed, imports for the year through May totalled 4.9 million t, down slightly from those of the same period in 2016; however, within the 2017 total, the January imports were understated by nearly 28 000 t of gray portland cement imported into the San Francisco Customs district under a tariff code for another commodity.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/03082017/us-cement-sales-increase-in-may/
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