According to data recently released by the USGS for June 2019, 111,237 tons of portland cement were shipped to Alabama during the period. The tonnage represents a reduction of 1% in comparison to June 2018. Comparing June 2019 tonnage to May 2019, the state experienced a contraction of 15% month over month. Prior to June, the state had experienced three straight months of increasing cement demand, and five consecutive months of outpacing the same period during the previous year.
Utilizing the cement shipments to estimate ready mix yardage for June 2019, we estimate 411,911 cubic yards of concrete were placed during the month. For the year, ready mix yardage is 9.6% ahead of 2018 totals.
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