March Cement Shipments Tumble 

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in March were an estimated 8.01 million metric tons (Mt), an 8.1% decrease from shipments in March 2023, according to the latest USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through March totaled an estimated 21.4 Mt, a 4.4% decrease from those for the same…

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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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2024 Economic Report

This Year Should Provide A Transition To Stronger Growth For Construction And Thus For Cement Production. By Mark S. Kuhar After a year in which the economy and starts slowed considerably, the coming year should provide a transition to stronger growth for construction, according to the Dodge Construction Network’s (DCN) Outlook 2024 economic report. But before we get to that,…

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Cement Shipment Decreased Slightly in 2023

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2023 were an estimated 7.1 million metric tons (Mt), essentially unchanged from revised shipments in December 2022, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in December, 3.7 Mt (98%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement (Type…

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October Cement Shipments Tumble

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in October 2023 were an estimated 10.1 million metric tons (Mt), a 3.6% decrease from shipments in October 2022, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in October 2023, 5.6 Mt (99%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement…

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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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August Cement Shipments Drop Slightly 

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2023 were an estimated 10.6 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from shipments in August 2022, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in August 2023, 5.7 Mt (98%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement…

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Cement Shipments Continue Slight Decline

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2023 were an estimated 9.3 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from shipments in July 2022, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in July 2023, 4.9 Mt (98%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement…

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