Cement Production up in First Quarter
- Written by Mark Kuhar
June 18, 2013 – It's a case of down, but up. Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for March 2013 were about 5.8 million metric tons (Mt), according to USGS. This was nearly 3 percent less than shipments in March 2012. Shipments for the year through March were 15.4 Mt, up slightly. The leading portland cement- producing States in March were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming States (Texas, California, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona, in descending order) received 46 percent of the March total shipments.