The USGS has released its Mineral Industry Survey for cement in August 2013. Shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico increased by 5% y/y to 8.6 million t. The biggest cement producing states were Missouri, Texas, California, Michigan and Florida. Together these states accounted for 43% of Portland cement shipments in August. Texas, California and Florida were the top three consumer states. In January – August 2013, shipment reached 53.7 million t, a slight improvement on the same period in 2012.
Meanwhile, clinker production grew 13% y/y to 6.6 million t in August. Production levels for the first eight months of the year were up approximately 3% y/y, coming in at 45.2 million t. California, Texas, Missouri, Florida and Pennsylvania were the principle clinker producing states in August 2013.
Shipments of masonry cement also experienced growth, rising by 7% y/y in August alone and by 6% y/y in January – August 2013.
Adapted from USGS Mineral Industry Survey by Louise Fordham
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