In July 2013, total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico were up 11% y/y at approximately 8.1 million t, according to the latest USGS data. The leading Portland cement-producing states were Missouri, California, Texas, Michigan and Florida, accounting for some 44% of the total shipments in July. The leading consumers were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois.
Clinker production declined slightly y/y at 6.2 million t, though production for the January – July period was slightly up at 38.6 million t. The leading clinker-producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Alabama and Florida.
Masonry cement shipments rose 12% y/y at 194 000 t in July, while year-to-date shipments were up almost 6% at 1.19 million t. July’s imports of cement and clinker came in about 24% below the July 2012 figures.
Full details and breakdowns of shipments by product type and destination can be found on the USGS website.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Gu
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