Cement Shipments Tumble in January

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in January 2024 were an estimated 5.89 million metric tons (Mt), a 14.3% decrease from revised shipments in January 2023, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in January 2024, 2.7 Mt (98%) was estimated to be portland-limestone…

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September Cement Shipments Drop Nearly 8% 

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in September were an estimated 9.5 million metric tons (Mt), a 7.7% decrease from shipments in September 2022, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in September 2023, 5.3 Mt (98%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement (Type…

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June Cement Shipments Down

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in June 2023 were an estimated 10.5 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from shipments in June 2022, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in June 2023, 4.7 Mt (95%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement…

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April Cement Shipments Down Nearly 7%

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in April 2023 were an estimated 8.5 million metric tons (Mt), a 6.7% decrease from prior-year period, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in April, 3.2 Mt (96%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement (Type IL). 

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March Cement Shipments Drop 6%

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in March 2023 were an estimated 8.7 million metric tons (Mt), a 6.0% decrease from shipments in March 2022, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in March 2023, 3.2 Mt (96%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement…

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Cement Shipments Increase in 2022 

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2022 were an estimated 7.3 million metric tons (Mt), an 8.9% decrease from shipments in December 2021, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year totaled an estimated 110 Mt, a slight increase from those in 2021. 

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Quarterly Reports a Mixed Bag

Publicly traded U.S. cement producers just reported results, and those results are a mixed bag. At Summit Materials, Cement Segment net revenues increased 23.6% to $97.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2022. Cement Segment adjusted cash gross profit margin increased to 47.1% in the fourth quarter, compared to 42.7% in the prior-year period as strong pricing gains more than…

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October Cement Shipments Up 8.8%

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in October 2022 were an estimated 10.7 million metric tons (Mt), an 8.8% increase from shipments in October 2021, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through October totaled an estimated 94.0 Mt, an increase of 4.6% from those…

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