February Cement Tonnages a Mixed Bag
Data recently released by the USGS for February cement shipments to the state indicate Alabama remained statistically flat in comparison to the same period in 2018. The .98% growth was a sharp drop off from the 17% growth seen in January. While the state did experience a drop off from the 102,850 tons shipped in January, the 94,242 tons shipped in February does represent a six year high mark for the historically slow month.
Estimated Ready Mix Yardage
Utilizing the NRMCA’s conversion formula for cement tonnage, it is estimated there were 348,978 yards of concrete placed in February. Two months into 2019, we estimate yardage to be surpassing the 2019 totals by 9.7%.