The 1.9% decline in September’s 2020’s shipments over September 2019 was probably partly due to the strong comparative with September 2019 when there was a 38.1% increase, although this followed a 19.5% decline in September 2018.
The weather was also wetter than normal in Texas in September 2020 and was wetter than in September 2019.
Texas cement shipments in September 2020 increased for Cemex (+2%), were unchanged for LafargeHolcim, and declined for TXI (-3%), Ash Grove (-5%) the CRH subsidiary, Texas Lehigh (-7%) and Alamo (-14%).
In the first nine months of 2020, Texas cement shipments increased for LafargeHolcim (+4%), Cemex (+3%), Ash Grove (+2%) and TXI (+1%). They declined for Texas Lehigh (-3%), and Alamo (-9%).
Texas is the largest cement consuming state in the US. It accounted for 17% of total US cement consumption in 2019.
In 2019, Texas was the largest revenue generating state for Martin Marietta and Vulcan and the second largest US state for CRH.