Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in March 2019 were 7.3 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from the roughly 7.4 Mt in March 2018, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through March totaled 19.4 Mt, an increase of 2.4% from those for the same period in 2018. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in March were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.

The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina) received 46% of the March shipments.

Masonry cement shipments totaled 199,000 metric tons (t) in March 2019, a decrease of 4.0% from those in March 2018. Shipments for the year through March totaled 552,000 t, a slight increase from those for the same period in 2018. The leading masonry cement-consuming states in March 2019 were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia; these states received 59% of the March shipments.

Clinker production, excluding Puerto Rico, totaled 5.8 Mt in March 2019, essentially unchanged from the output in March 2018. Production for the year through March totaled 15.7 Mt, an increase of 2.7% from the output for the same period in 2018. The leading clinker-producing states in March 2019 were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Pennsylvania; these states accounted for 52% of March production.

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