1.9% Decline in Texas Cement Shipments in September. -3.3% in Q3. +0.8% YTD

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  • 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.