Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for February 2013 were about 4.7 million metric tons (Mt), according to a recently released USGS Mineral Survey report.

This was slightly greater than shipments in February 2012. Shipments for the year through February were 9.6 Mt, up by nearly 3 percent. The leading portland cement-producing states in February were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona, in descending order) received about 48 percent of the February total shipments.

Clinker production totaled 3.8 Mt in February, about 8 percent less than the output in February 2012. Production for the year through February was 8.2 Mt, down by 3 percent. The leading clinker-producing states in February were Texas, California, Florida, Alabama and Missouri, in descending order.

Masonry cement shipments in February of about 130,000 metric tons (t) were down by almost 3 percent from those of February 2012. Shipments for the year through February were 271,000 t, up by about 3 percent. The leading masonry cement consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia, and these received about 56 percent of February’s total shipments.

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