2018 U.S. Aggregates Production

RR030519 USGSlogoMarch 5, 2019 – You heard it here first. Preliminary 2018 total aggregates production numbers have been published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The numbers were revealed in its just-released 2019 Mineral Commodity Summaries publication. In 2018, 1.40 billion tons of crushed stone valued at more than $16.6 billion was produced by an estimated 1,465 companies operating 3,710 quarries and 176 sales and/or distribution yards in 50 states, an increase of 3 percent compared with that of 2017. Construction sand and gravel production was about 970 million tons in 2018, an increase of 8 percent compared with that of 2017. Total aggregates production was 2.37 billion tons, versus 2.25  billion tons in 2017, an increase of 5 percent. Final numbers will be released by USGS in the coming weeks.