According to the USGS Mineral Industry Survey for cement, shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico increased by 5% y/y to reach 4.8 million t in January 2013. The biggest cement consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma, who together received around 46% of the month’s shipments. The top three producing states were Texas, California and Florida.
Clinker production grew to 4.3 million t, with Texas, Missouri, California, South Carolina and Florida accounting for 56% of the total clinker produced in January 2013.
Shipments of masonry cement were up 8% y/y to 141 000 t. The biggest consumers of the material were Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia.
Cement and clinker imports are estimated at 464 000 t for the month, an increase of 25% y/y.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.
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