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Cement Rises in January

usgsApril 12, 2012 – Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for January 2012 were 4.6 million metric tons (Mt), according to Robert Callaghan at USGS. This was nearly 25 percent higher than shipments in January 2011 and continued to reflect mild winter weather conditions and a trend of increased consumption that began in May 2011. The leading producing states in January were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Louisiana and Oklahoma, in descending order) received about 44 percent of  January's total shipments.