Cement shipment data released this morning by the USGS show a mix results for the state. The 109,228 tons shipped to the state during July 2018, represents an increase of 14.6% over the same month in 2017. Alabama is experiencing a seven month growth streak when comparing the cement shipments for the same period of 2017 . However, all of the news is not positive. When comparing July to June 2018, shipments contracted by 2.6%. The state had been on a three month growth streak month over month before the July contraction.
Ready Mix Demand Stays Positive
The estimated ready mix yardage placed during July 2018 is 404,471 yards. Yardage topped the 400,000 cubic yard mark for the third time during the first 7 months. The states estimated yardage had only exceeded 400,000 yards twice in last 5 years before the strong demand in 2018. Comparing the first seven months of 2018 with 2017, Alabama has seen ready mix demand increase by 12.95%.
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