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USGS releases third quarter results


According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an estimated 606 million metric tons (Mt) oftotal aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2010, a very slight increase compared with that of the same period of 2009. The estimated production for consumption in the first 9 months of 2010 was 1.48billion metric tons (Gt), a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2009.

An estimated 361 Mt of crushed stone wasproduced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2010, a slight increase compared with that of the same period of 2009. The estimated production for consumption in the first 9 months of 2010 was 901 Mt, a very slight increase compared with the first 9 months of 2009.

The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the third quarter of 2010 was 245 Mt, a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2009. The estimated production for consumption in thefirst 9 months of 2010 was 582 Mt, a 3 percent decrease compared with that of the same period of 2009.