Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in February 2017 were about 6.0 million metric tons (Mt), essentially unchanged from sales in February 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in February 2017 were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order.
The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, in descending order) received 46 percent of the February shipments. Shipments for the year through February were nearly 11.5 Mt, slightly higher than for the same period in 2016.
Clinker production totaled 4.7 Mt in February 2017, down by 7.6 percent from the output in February 2016. The leading clinker-producing states in February were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Clinker production for the year through February totaled 9.1 Mt, down by 11.7 percent from that of the same period in 2016.
Masonry cement shipments of about 188,000 metric tons (t) in February 2017 were up by 8.5 percent from those in February 2016. The leading masonry-cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Tennessee; these received about 55 percent of February’s shipments. Masonry cement shipments for the year through February were 373,000 t, up by 12.4 percent from those of the same period in 2016.