Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in June 2016 were about 9.2 million metric tons (Mt), up by 2.7 percent from sales in June 2015, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in June were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for nearly 40 percent of the national total.
The leading cement consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, in descending order) received about 35.7 percent of the June shipments. Sales for January through June totaled 43.8 Mt, up by 7.4 percent from the volume in the same period in 2015.
Clinker production totaled 6.9 Mt in June 2016, down slightly from the output in June 2015. The leading clinker producing states in June were, in descending order, California, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Alabama. Production for January through June totaled 36.3 Mt, up by 2.6 percent from the same period in 2015.
Masonry cement shipments of about 231,000 metric tons (t) in June 2016 were up by 2.9 percent from those in June 2015. The leading masonry cement consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia; these received about 51 percent of June’s shipments. Shipments for January through June 2016 were 1.2 Mt, up by 8.5 percent from shipments in the same period in 2015.