USGS: 2023 Cement Production Down Slightly

In 2023, U.S. portland (including blended) cement production decreased slightly to an estimated 88 million tons, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Mineral Commodity Summaries 2024. Masonry cement production also decreased during the year to an estimated 2.4 million tons.

Overall, the U.S. cement industry’s growth continued to be constrained by closed or idle plants, underutilized capacity at others, production disruptions from plant upgrades, and relatively inexpensive imports. Cement was produced at 99 plants in 34 states and in Puerto Rico. The four leading cement-producing states, in descending order of production, were Texas, Missouri, California and Florida, and accounted for 43% of U.S. production.

Last year, shipments of cement were an estimated 110 million tons with an estimated value of $16 billion. An estimated 70% to 75% of sales were to ready-mixed concrete producers, 11% to concrete product manufacturers, 8% to 10% to contractors, and 5% to 12% to other customer types. Additionally, total blended cement shipments increased significantly and 97% were estimated to be portland-limestone cement (Type IL). 

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