US Cement Volumes +15.8% in March, +1.9% in Year-to-Date.

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  • There was a 15.8% increase in cement shipments in March, partly due to better weather.
  • US weather in March 2021 was warm like in March 2020 but was drier than then.
  • March’s shipments increased particularly strongly in Eastern Pennsylvania (+50%), Northern California (+45%), Utah (+44%) and Arizona (+41%).
  • Conversely March’s shipments declined in Colorado (-18%), Iowa (-15%), Chicago (-8%) and Wisconsin (-1%).
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that growth has remained strong in April and May, although that may be partly due to the weak comparatives in 2020.