Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in September 2016 were about 8.8 million metric tons (Mt), down by 2.8 percent from sales in September 2015, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industrial Survey.
The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in September 2016 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for about 41 percent of the national total.
The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, in descending order) received 37 percent of the September shipments. Sales for January through September totaled 70.4 Mt, up by 3.1 percent from those in the same period in 2015.
Clinker production totaled 6.5 Mt in September 2016, down by 2.9 percent from the output in September 2015. The leading clinker-producing states in September were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Pennsylvania; these accounted for 46 percent of the total output for the month. Production for January through September totaled 56.7 Mt, up slightly from the same period in 2015.
Masonry cement shipments of about 215,000 metric tons in September 2016 were down by 3.4 percent from those in September 2015. The leading masonry-cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia; these received about 52 percent of September’s shipments. Shipments for January through September 2016 were 1.9 Mt, up by 4.4 percent from shipments in the same period in 2015.