December, Full Year Cement Shipments Up

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2015 were about 6.6 million metric tons (Mt), up by 5.6 percent from the level in December 2014, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through December totaled 91.5 Mt, up by 3.5 percent from the full year 2014.

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Cemex Net Sales Hit $14.1B in 2015

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced that, on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, consolidated net sales increased by 2 percent during the fourth quarter of 2015 to $3.4 billion, and increased 5 percent for the full year 2015 to $14.1 billion versus the comparable periods in 2014. Operating EBITDA on a like-to-like basis increased by 7 percent during the fourth quarter to $663 million, and increased 9 percent for the full year to $2.6 billion versus the comparable periods of 2014.

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U.S. Demand for Fiber Cement to Reach 2.9 Billion Sq. Ft.

U.S. demand for fiber cement products is forecast to grow 5.8 percent annually through 2019 to 2.9 billion sq. ft., valued at $2.2 billion, according to Fiber Cement, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. Siding is by far the largest application for fiber cement, and demand will benefit from it’s popularity in the South and West, the U.S. regions that will experience the strongest growth in population and housing starts going forward.

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