Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in February 2019 were 5.7 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from shipments in February 2018, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through February totaled 12.1 Mt, an increase of 4.7% from those for the same period in 2018. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in February 2019 were, in descending order, Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama. 

The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and North Carolina) received 49% of the February shipments.

Masonry cement shipments totaled 160,000 metric tons (t) in February 2019, a decrease of 5.2% from those in February 2018. Shipments for the year through February totaled 353,000 t, an increase of 4.6% from those for the same period in 2018. The leading masonry cement-consuming states in February 2019 were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and North Carolina; these states received 64% of the February shipments.

Clinker production, excluding Puerto Rico, totaled 4.6 Mt in February 2019, 2% decrease from the output in February 2018. Production for the year through February totaled 9.8 Mt, an increase of 4.6% from the output for the same period in 2018. The leading clinker-producing states in February 2019 were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.

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