The latest Mineral Industry Surveys report provides monthly data on the shipments of cement to final customers and the production of clinker in the United States from January 2014 through October 2015. Data on the imports of cement and clinker for October 2015 and the year through October are also provided.
Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in October 2015 were about 9.3 million t, down by 2.2% from the level in October 2014. Shipments for the year through October totalled 77.6 Mt, up by 2.6% from the same period in 2014. The leading producing States for portland and blended cement in October were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida, and Michigan, in descending order, and these States accounted for 41% of the total shipments for the month. The leading cement-consuming States (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Illinois, in descending order) received about 37% of the October shipments.
Clinker production totalled 6.9 Mt in October 2015, down by 3.1% from the output in October 2014. Production for the year through October was 62.8 million t, up slightly from the same period in 2014. The leading clinker-producing States in October were California, Texas, Missouri, Florida, and Alabama.
Masonry cement shipments in October 2015 of about 213 000 t were down by 3.2% from those of October 2014. Shipments for the year through October were 2.0 Mt, up very slightly from the same period in 2014. The leading masonry cement-consuming States were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, and North Carolina, and these received about 49% of October’s shipments.
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green
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