Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in June 2017 were about 9.4 million t, essentially unchanged from shipments in June 2016. The leading producing States for portland and blended cement in June 2017 were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for 41% of the month’s total sales. The leading cement-consuming States (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Illinois, in descending order) received about 37% of the June shipments. Shipments for the year through June were 44.7 million t, up slightly from those during the same period in 2016.
Masonry cement shipments of about 219 000 t in June 2017 were down by 3.6% from those in June 2016. The leading masonry-cement-consuming States were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, and Tennessee; these States received 54% of June’s shipments. Masonry cement shipments for the year through June were 1.21 million t, up slightly from those of the same period in 2016. Clinker production totalled 6.8 million t in June 2017, down slightly from the output in June 2016. The leading clinker producing States in June were, in descending order, California, Texas, Missouri, Florida, and Michigan, and these States accounted for 50% of the month’s total production. Clinker production for the year through June totalled 35.8 million t, down slightly from that of the same period in 2016.
June 2017 imports of cement and clinker of about 1.4 million t were almost 8% higher than those in June 2016. As listed, imports for the year through June totalled 6.3 million t; this was only slightly higher from those of the same period in 2016 because of a large and uncharacteristic relative decrease in April. Also, the 2017 total is understated by January imports of nearly 28 000 t of grey portland cement imported into the San Francisco Customs district under a tariff code for another commodity.
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