Aggregates Production Rises 4% in Third Quarter

An estimated 731 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 4% compared with that in the third quarter of 2020. The estimated production for consumption in the first nine months of 2021 was 1.90 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase…

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Sand and Gravel Rises in Second Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the second quarter of 2021 was 279 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 11% compared with that of the second quarter of 2020, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Commodity Specialist Jason Willett. Production for consumption in the first six months of 2021 increased…

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The Rise on the Horizon

Sept. 7, 2021 – The overwhelmingly positive second-quarter reports recently released by publicly traded aggregates companies were good news. Now, that news is complemented by just-released aggregates-production numbers from the U.S. Geological Survey. An estimated 694 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of…

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Mineral Commodity Summaries Released

Feb. 4, 2021 – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) just released its 2021 Mineral Commodity Summaries report. In 2020, 1.46 billion tons of crushed stone valued at more than $17.8 billion was produced by an estimated 1,410 companies operating 3,440 quarries and 180 sales and (or) distribution yards in 50 states. Leading states were, in descending order of production, Texas, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Virginia,…

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