US cement shipments rise by 7.9% in Jan-Mar

US cement shipments rise by 7.9% in Jan-Mar

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported that total US cement shipments in the first three months of 2020 were 20.9mt, up by 7.9 per cent year-on-year from 19.4mt. Imported cement accounted for 2.98mt (14 per cent) of shipments over the period, up by 22 per cent from 24.4mt.

The USGS said, "Measures instituted to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic may cause disruptions in the cement industry across the United States and around the world. However, no US cement plant closures or idlings were reported in March 2020."

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