Rock Products Logo
 

Aggregates Production Up 7 Percent in Second Quarter


An estimated 393 million metric tons (Mt) of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 7 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2017, according to Jason Willett, crushed stone commodity specialist.

The five leading states, in descending order of production for consumption, were Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. Their combined total production for consumption in the second quarter of 2018 was 129 Mt and represented 33 percent of the U.S. total. 

Production for consumption in the first six months of 2018 increased by 3 percent, compared with that of the same period of 2017.

The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the second quarter of 2018 was 265 Mt, an increase of 6 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2017. 

The five leading states, in descending order of production for consumption, were California, Texas, Arizona, Michigan and Washington. Their combined total production for consumption in the second quarter of 2018 was 97.2 Mt and represented 37 percent of the U.S. total.  

Production for consumption in the first six months of 2018 increased by 7 percent compared with that of the same period of 2017.

An estimated 658 Mt of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 7 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2017.  

The five leading states, in descending order of production for consumption, were Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio. Their combined total production for consumption in the second quarter of 2018 was 196 Mt and represented 30 percent of the U.S. total. 

Production for consumption in the first six months of 2018 increased by 5 percent compared with that of the same period of 2017.

Portland (including blended) cement consumption increased by 5 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared with that of the second quarter of 2017.  

Consumption in the first six months of 2018 increased by 3 percent compared with that of the same period of 2017. This information was obtained from the USGS monthly survey of U.S. cement producers.