Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in September 2015 were about 9.0 million metric tons (Mt), up only very slightly from the level in September 2014, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through September totaled 68.2 Mt, up by 3.2 percent from the same period in 2014.
The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in September were Texas, Missouri, California, Michigan and Florida, in descending order, and these states accounted for 40 percent of the total shipments for the month. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, in descending order) received about 37 percent of the September shipments.
Clinker production totaled 6.7 Mt in September 2015, down by 3.3 percent from the output in September 2014. Production for the year through September was 55.9 Mt, up by 2.4 percent from the same period in 2014. The leading clinker-producing states in September were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.
Masonry cement shipments in September 2015 of about 222,000 Mt were down slightly from those of September 2014. Shipments for the year through September were 1.8 Mt, up slightly from the same period in 2014. The leading masonry cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia, and these received about 50 percent of September’s shipments.