According to Jason Christopher Willett, commodity specialist, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, the estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the second quarter of 2022 was 274 Mt, essentially unchanged compared with that of the second quarter of 2020.
The five leading states, in descending order of production for consumption, were California, Texas, Arizona, Minnesota and Washington. Their combined total production for consumption in the second quarter of 2022 was 94 Mt, an increase of 3% compared with that of the second quarter of 2021 and represented 34% of the U.S. total.
Production for consumption in the first six months of 2022 increased slightly compared with that of the same period of 2021.
An estimated 687 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2022.