Economy & Market
US June cement sales up 2.7% over year-ago period
Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in June 2016 were about 9.2 MT, up by 2.7 per cent from sales in June 2015. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in June were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida, and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for nearly 40 per cent of the national total. The leading cement consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio, in descending order) received about 35.7 per cent of the June shipments.
Sales for January through June totalled 43.8 MT, up by 7.4 per cent from the volume in the same period in 2015. Clinker production totalled 6.9 MT in June 2016, down slightly from the output in June 2015. The leading clinker producing states in June were, in descending order, California, Missouri, Texas, Florida, and Alabama. Production for January through June totalled 36.3 MT, up by 2.6 per cent from the same period in 2015. Masonry cement shipments of about 231,000 tonnes in June 2016 were up by 2.9 per cent from those in June 2015.