Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in January 2018 were about 5.8 million metric tons (Mt), up by 5.7 percent from shipments in January 2017, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in January 2018 were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama, in descending order.

The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Georgia, in descending order) received about 51 percent of the January shipments.

Masonry cement shipments of about 168,000 metric tons (t) in January 2018 were 5.6 percent lower than those in January 2017. The leading masonry-cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and North Carolina; these states received nearly 65 percent of the January shipments.

Clinker production totaled 4.8 Mt in January 2018, up by 3.9 percent from the output in January 2017 (table 4). The leading clinker-producing states in January 2017 were, in descending order, California, Texas, Florida, Missouri and Alabama.

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