Cement Shipments Rise in June

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in June 2014 were 8.3 million metric tons (Mt), up by almost 11 percent from the level in June 2013. Shipments for the year through June were 39.5 Mt, up by about 7 percent from the same period in 2013.

The leading portland cement-producing states in June were Texas, Missouri, California, Michigan and Florida, in descending order, and these accounted for about 43 percent of the total output. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, in descending order) received about 37 percent of the June total shipments.

Clinker production totaled 6.6 Mt in June 2014, up by 5 percent from the output in June 2013. Production for the year through June totaled 33.7 Mt, up by about 4 percent. The leading clinker-producing states in June were California, Texas, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order.

Masonry cement shipments in June 2014 of about 207,000 metric tons (t) were up by about 14 percent from those of June 2013. Shipments for the year through June totaled 1.08 Mt, up by about 8 percent. The leading masonry cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia, and these received about 50 percent of June’s total shipments.

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