Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in October 2015 were about 9.3 million metric tons (Mt), down by 2.2 percent from the level in October 2014, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through October totaled 77.6 Mt, up by 2.6 percent from the same period in 2014.
The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in October were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and these states accounted for 41 percent of the total shipments for the month. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, in descending order) received about 37 percent of the October shipments.
Clinker production totaled 6.9 Mt in October 2015, down by 3.1 percent from the output in October 2014. Production for the year through October was 62.8 Mt, up slightly from the same period in 2014. The leading clinker-producing states in October were California, Texas, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.
Masonry cement shipments in October 2015 of about 213,000 metric tons were down by 3.2 percent from those of October 2014. Shipments for the year through October were 2.0 Mt, up very slightly from the same period in 2014. The leading masonry cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and North Carolina, and these received about 49 percent of October’s shipments.