Published August 18, 2016 | ALConcrete.org

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Ready mix production in Alabama for May 2016 grew by 8.65% compared to May 2015. For the first five months of the year, Alabama has seen production increase by 17.9% over the same five months of 2015. National ready mix production grew 5.1% for the month of May 2016 over May 2015. Year to date, the national average has seen an increase in production of 8.7%.

Single Family Building Permits up 15% Statewide for First Six Months

Single family building permits issued for the state during the month of June 2016 saw an increase of 3.4% compared to May 2016, with overall building permits issued for the first six months of 2016 up 15%. Looking at the top 25 markets year to date, 12 areas are up over 2015 with 12 areas being down year over year. Walker County is unchanged for 2015 totals.

Cement Shipments to Alabama Eclipse 105,000 Tons for May

Cement shipments to Alabama as reported by the USGS for the month of May grew to 105,228 tons. As shown in the 3 year shipment graph, cement shipments have exceeded 100,000 tons for the two past months but had not met this mark in the previous 36 months.

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