Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in September 2018 were about 8.4 million metric tons (Mt), down by 4.2 percent from shipments in September 2017, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey.
Shipments for the year through September totaled about 73.8 Mt, up by 3.1 percent from those for the same period in 2017. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in September 2018 were Missouri, California, Texas, Florida and Michigan, and these accounted for about 42 percent of the country total.
The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois) received 37 percent of the September shipments.
Masonry cement shipments were about 199,000 metric tons in September 2018, up by 2.4 percent from those in September 2017. For the year through September, shipments totaled 1.85 Mt, up slightly from those for the same period in 2017. The leading masonry cement-consuming states in September 2018 were Florida, Texas, Georgia, California and Tennessee; these states received about 56 percent of the September shipments.
Clinker production totaled about 6.8 Mt in September 2018, up by 2.0 percent from the output (excluding Puerto Rico) in September 2017. For the year through September 2018, production was about 56.9 Mt, slightly higher than that of the same period in 2017. The leading clinker-producing states in September 2017 were California, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Alabama.