February Cement Shipments Drop 11%

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Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in February 2021 were an estimated 5.7 million metric tons (Mt), an 11% decrease from shipments in February 2020, according to the latest USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through February totaled an estimated 12.4 Mt, a decrease of 6.2% from those for…

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Cement Shipments Drop 2% in January

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in January 2021 were 6.7 million metric tons (Mt), a 2% decrease from shipments in January 2020, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in January 2021 were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri,…

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New PCA Update Focuses on American Rescue Plan

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Market Intelligence Group released its March economic update, focusing on the impacts of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The update discusses how the latest round of fiscal stimulus will provide positive support for key macroeconomic indicators and prevent the economy from slipping into further decay. 

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