US cement shipments fall in July 2023

US cement shipments fall in July 2023

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico in July 2023 came to an estimated 9.3Mt, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The figure was 2.1% lower than in July 2022, when 9.5Mt of cement was shipped. Of the total blended volume reported in July 2023, 4.9Mt (98%) was estimated to be Portland-limestone cement.

US-wide shipments for the January 2023 to July 2023 period came to 60.4Mt, a 2% decrease from 61.7Mt reported in the same period of 2022. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in July 2023 were, in descending order: Texas; Missouri; California; Florida; and Michigan. Together these five states accounted for 39% of all cement produced in the country during the month. The leading cement-consuming states were, in descending order: Texas; California; Florida; Georgia; and Ohio. Together these states jointly received 38% of all shipments in July 2023.