Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2022 were an estimated 7.3 million metric tons (Mt), an 8.9% decrease from shipments in December 2021, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year totaled an estimated 110 Mt, a slight increase from those in 2021.
The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in December 2022 were, in descending order, Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Michigan; these states accounted for 42.5% of cement produced. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, Florida, California, Illinois and Georgia, in descending order) received 42.9% of December shipments.
Masonry cement shipments totaled an estimated 172,000 metric tons in December 2022, a 10.4% decrease from those in December 2021. Shipments for the year through December totaled an estimated 2.5 Mt, an increase of 3.8% from those for the same period in 2021. The leading masonry cement-consuming states in December 2022 were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee; these states received 62.7% of December shipments.
Clinker production, excluding Puerto Rico, totaled an estimated 6.6 Mt in December 2022, a 6.6% decrease from production in December 2021. Production for the year through December totaled an estimated 79.6 Mt, essentially unchanged from the same time period in 2021. The leading clinker-producing states in December 2022 were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan; these states accounted for 49.2% of December clinker production.