- Published: Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:07
- Written by Cement Americas News
According to an advance release of the U.S. Geological Survey’s 2011 Minerals Yearbook, production of portland and masonry cement in the United States increased by 2.2 percent in 2011 to a total of 67.9 million metric tons (Mt). Monthly production was erratic overall, showing year-over-year gains of more than 10 percent in March, November and December, but declines or essentially stagnant outputs in the other months. While the 2011 output is welcomed as an improvement by the industry, it’s the third lowest since 1992 and was 31.4 Mt less than the record output in 2005.