Cement Shipments Rise 12 Percent in January

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in January 2015 were about 5.4 million metric tons (Mt), up by 12 percent from the level in January 2014. The leading portland cement-producing states in January were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona, in descending order) received about 48 percent of the January shipments.

Clinker production totaled 5.4 Mt in January 2015, up by about 17 percent from the output in January 2014. The leading clinker-producing states in January were Texas, Missouri, California, Alabama and Florida, in descending order.

Masonry cement shipments in January 2015 of about 154,000 metric tons were almost 5 percent higher than those of January 2014. The leading masonry cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and North Carolina, and these received 59 percent of January’s shipments.

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