The USGS has released its Mineral Industry Survey for the US and Puerto Rican cement sectors in June 2012. Shipments of Portland and blended cements reached 7.6 million t, marking a 5% increase on shipment levels compared to June 2011. Shipments from January to June also increased by 15% to 37 million t, with Texas the largest producer and consumer of cement. There was a 3% y/y fall in shipments of Masonry cement in June, although there was positive growth in January – June, with shipments up 6% y/y to 943 000 t. The states of Texas, Florida, California, North Carolina and Georgia were the biggest consumers, accounting for 44% of the total figure in June 2012.
Meanwhile, clinker production increased by 8% y/y in June, reaching 6.3 million t. California, Missouri and Texas produced the highest amounts of clinker. Clinker production for January – June came in at 31.7 million t, signalling a growth of 11% y/y.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.
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