Aggregate production numbers increased in the second quarter

August 18, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported an increase in production of aggregates of six percent in the second quarter. In its report “Crushed Stone and Sand and Gravel in the Second Quarter 2016” the USGS reported that an estimated 377 Mt (415 million st) of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 6 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2015. The estimated production for consumption in the first six months of 2016 was 648 Mt (715 million st), an increase of 11 percent compared with that of the same period of 2015.

The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the second quarter of 2016 was 269 Mt (296 million st), an increase of six percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2015. The estimated production for consumption in the first six months of 2016 was 443 Mt (488 million st), an increase of 8 percent compared with that of the same period of 2015.

An estimated 646 Mt (712 million st) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 6 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2015. The estimated production for consumption in the first six months of 2016 was 1.09 Gt (1.2 billion st), an increase of 10 percent compared with that of the same period of 2015.

Portland (including blended) cement consumption increased by 3percent in the second quarter of 2016 compared with that of the second quarter of 2015. Consumption in the first six months of 2016 increased by 7 percent compared with that of the same period of 2015.

The estimated production for consumption of crushed stone in the second quarter of 2016 increased in six of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in the second quarter of 2015. The largest increases in percentages were recorded in the Mountain and the East North Central divisions. The five leading states, in descending order of production for consumption, were Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. Their combined total production for consumption was 116 Mt (128 million st) and represented 31percent of the U.S. total.

The estimated production for consumption of construction sand and gravel in the second quarter of 2016 increased in five of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in the second quarter of 2015. The largest increases in percentages were recorded in the Mountain and the South Atlantic divisions. The five leading states, in descending order of production for consumption, were California, Texas, Utah, Michigan and Minnesota. Their combined total production for consumption was 97.9 Mt (108 million st) and represented 36 percent of the U.S. total.

The estimated production for consumption of construction aggregates in the second quarter of 2016 decreased in two of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in the second quarter of 2015. The largest increases in percentages were recorded in the Mountain, South Atlantic and the East North Central divisions. Production for consumption increased in 25 of the 43 states that were estimated. The five leading states, in descending order of production for consumption, were Texas, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Their combined total production for consumption was 179 Mt (197 million st).
 

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