Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in June 2018 were about 9.3 million metric tons (Mt), essentially unchanged from shipments in June 2017, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through June totaled about 45.9 Mt, up by 2.8 percent from those for the same period in 2017. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in June 2018 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, and these accounted for about 41 percent of the country total.
The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia), received about 38 percent of the June shipments.
Masonry cement shipments of about 215,000 metric tons in June 2018 were slightly less than those in June 2017. For the year through June, shipments totaled 1.19 Mt, 2.1 percent less than those for the same period in 2017. The leading masonry cement-consuming states in June 2018 were Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Tennessee; these states received about 55 percent of the June shipments.
Clinker production totaled 6.9 Mt in June 2018, up by 3.0 percent from the output (excluding Puerto Rico) in June 2017. For the year through June 2018, production was about 35.8 Mt, slightly higher than that of the same period in 2017. The leading clinker-producing states in June 2017 were California, Texas, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.