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Latest USGS survey reveals increase in cement shipments and clinker production

World Cement,

The USGS has released its latest Mineral Industry Survey for the cement industry in the US and Puerto Rico. In September 2013, clinker production increased by 6% y/y to 6.4 million t, with accumulated sales in the first nine months of the year rising by 3% y/y to 51.6 million t.

Shipments of Portland and blended cement were also higher than in the corresponding period in 2012, growing by 4% to reach 61.6 million t. In September alone, cement shipments came in at 7.9 million t, up 14% y/y. During the month, the biggest consumer states were Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, which collectively received 35% of shipments. The top three producing states were Missouri, Texas and California.

Shipments of masonry cement improved by 7% y/y in January – September 2013. In September, shipments reached 187 000 t, around 18% higher than in September 2012. The leading consumer states of masonry cement in September were Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Tennessee. Together, these states received approximately 48% of the month’s shipments.

Adapted from USGS report by

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