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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2024 Is Here, So What Will It Bring?

It is 2024, and another new year has us looking ahead at what might be in store for the construction materials and cement industries. If you gauge a year by production volume, you could say 2023 was a bit of a disappointment. A look at the latest cement production numbers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reveals that shipments for…

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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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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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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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Cement Shipments Grow in May

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in May 2023 were an estimated 10.1 million metric tons (Mt), a 4.3% increase from shipments in May 2022, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in May, 4.1 Mt (96%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement (Type…

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