Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2014 were 8.7 million metric tons (Mt), up slightly from the level in August 2013. Shipments for the year through August were 57.3 Mt, up by about 7 percent from the same period in 2013.
The leading portland cement-producing states in August were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and these accounted for about 43 percent of the total output.
The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, in descending order) received about 37 percent of the August shipments.
Clinker production totaled 6.8 Mt in August 2014, up by about 4 percent from the output in August 2013. Production for the year through August totaled 47.7 Mt, up by about 6 percent.
The leading clinker-producing states in August were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Pennsylvania, in descending order, and these accounted for 48 percent of total output.
Masonry cement shipments in August 2014 of about 207,000 metric tons (t) were essentially unchanged from those of August 2013. Shipments for the year through August totaled 1.50 Mt, up by about 7 percent.
The leading masonry cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia, and these received nearly 51 percent of August’s shipments.