In August 2015, total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico were about 9.1 million t. This is an increase of 4% from August 2014. Shipments for the year, up until August, came to 59.1 million t, an increase of 3.9% from the same period the previous year. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in August were Texas, Missouri, California, Michigan and Florida, which accounted for 41% of the total shipments for the month. The leading cement consuming States were Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, which received 37% of the August shipments.
Clinker production was 7 million t in August 2015. This is a slight increase from the output in August 2014. Production for the year through August was 49.3 million t, an increase of 3.3% from the same period the previous year. The leading clinker producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.
Masonry shipments in August 2015 totalled about 210 000 t – a slight increase from 2014. Shipments for the year were 1.5 million t, again slightly increased from 2014.
August 2015 imports of cement and clinker were about 1.2 million t. This is 30% higher than in August 2014. Imports for the year through August totalled 7.2 million t, which is an increase of nearly 33% from the same period in 2014.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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