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US cement shipments up 8% y/y in November 2012

World Cement,

The USGS has released its Mineral Industry Survey for cement in November 2012. In the US and Puerto Rico, Portland and blended cement shipments increased by almost 8% y/y to reach 6.6 million t, while accumulated shipments through to November came in at 74.2 million t, up 10% y/y. Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan produced the largest volumes of cement, accounting for 44% of shipments, while Texas, California and Florida were the three biggest consumer states during the month.

Clinker production came in at 6 million t in November, down slightly y/y, although production for January – November 2012 increased by around 8% y/y. California, Missouri and Texas were the leading producers of clinker. With regards to masonry cement, shipments in November were up 11% y/y to 163 000 t. In the first 11 months of the year, shipments grew 6% y/y to reach 1.81 million t. Around 48% of November’s shipments were received by Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.

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