Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2018 were 6.2 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from shipments in December 2017, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments, including imports, for the full year totaled 97.7 Mt, an increase of 2.3% from those in 2017.

The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in December 2018 were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York) received 44% of the December shipments.

Masonry cement shipments totaled 150,000 metric tons in December 2018, down by 7.3% from those in December 2017. For the full year, shipments totaled 2.4 Mt, essentially unchanged from those in 2017. The leading masonry cement-consuming states in December 2018 were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and North Carolina; these states received 61% of the December shipments.

Clinker production totaled 6.5 Mt in December 2018, a slight decrease from the output (excluding Puerto Rico) in December 2017. For the full year, production was 77.0 Mt, essentially unchanged from that in 2017. The leading clinker-producing states in December 2018 were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.

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