Cement Newsline

The World Cement Association announced the topics for this year’s WCA World Cement Conference, in association with Intercem. The focus will be on the “Future for Cement Industry,” following a reshaping of the industry caused by digitalization, new regulations and barriers of entry as well as...
More inLatest  

Latest Digital Edition

Cement Scope

Consistent with its Strategy 2022, LafargeHolcim announced that it will close its head offices in Paris and Zurich by the end of the year,...
More inCementScope  

Cement Products

BinMaster brings a sense of simplicity to customers seeking basic operation and single-point particulate monitoring with the new DD-3000 Dust Alert sensor.
More inProducts  

USGS Releases Cement Summary

According to USGS’ Mineral Commodity Summaries 2013, about 71 million tons of portland cement and 2.0 million tons of masonry cement were produced in 2012; the output was from 98 plants in 35 states. Cement was also produced at two plants in Puerto Rico.

Production continued to be very low compared with levels in 2002–2007, which exceeded 90 million tons per year, and reflected recent plant idlings and closures and idlings of spare kilns at active plants. Although somewhat higher than levels in 2009–2011, sales volumes in 2012 were still nearly 51 million tons less than the record level in 2005. The overall value of sales was about $7.5 billion.

Most of the cement was used to make concrete, worth at least $41 billion. About 70 percent of cement sales went to ready-mixed concrete producers, 11 percent to concrete product manufacturers, 9 percent to contractors (mainly road paving), 4 percent to oil and gas well drillers, and 3 percent each to building materials dealers and other users.

Texas, Missouri, California, Michigan and Florida were, in descending order, the five leading cement-producing states and accounted for about one-half of U.S. production.

Let's stay in touch!

All of the latest news and our digital edition sent to your inbox once a week.

We'll never share your email address, and you can opt out at any time, we promise.

Resource Center