Cement Shipments Up for January

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in January 2017 were about 5.4 million metric tons (Mt), up by 2.9 percent from sales in January 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in January 2017 were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama, in descending order.

The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and New York, in descending order) received 47 percent of the January shipments.

Clinker production totaled 4.3 Mt for the month, down by 17.8 percent from the output in January 2016. The leading clinker-producing states in January were, in descending order, California, Texas, Florida, Missouri and Alabama.

Masonry cement shipments of about 183,000 metric tons (t) in January 2017 were up by 15.4 percent from those in January 2016. The leading masonry-cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and North Carolina; these received about 56 percent of January’s shipments.

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