The USGS has released its monthly report into cement and clinker statistics in the US and Puerto Rico for September 2012. Shipments of blended and Portland cement fell slightly y/y to 7 million t during the month, although shipments from January – September increased by 10% to reach 59.6 million t. The top three cement producing states were Texas, Missouri and California. The biggest consumers were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received 35% of the month’s shipments between them. Shipments of masonry cement rose a little to 163 000 t in September, and by 5% y/y to 1.47 million t in January – September.
Clinker production increased in the first nine months of year, up 9% y/y to 49.9 million t. The amount of clinker produced in September alone also saw a rise compared to 2011 levels, growing by 3% to 6 million t. Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama produced the highest amounts of clinker during the month.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.
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