Mineral Commodity Summaries

Snapshots For The Crushed Stone, Construction Sand And Gravel, Industrial Sand, Cement, Lime And Gypsum Markets. Each mineral commodity chapter of the 2021 edition of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Commodity Summaries (MCS) includes information on events, trends and issues for each mineral commodity. The MCS is the earliest comprehensive source of 2020 mineral production data for the world.…

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Aggregates Production Increased 6 Percent in 2015

The estimated annual output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2015 was 2.28 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase of 6 percent compared with that of 2014, according to Jason Willett, crushed-stone commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). 

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Aggregates Production: Up for Both Quarter; Year

According to figures just released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), an estimated 697 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 5 percent compared with that of the third quarter of 2014. “The estimated production for consumption in the first…

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Industry’s Young Leaders Meet in Florida

The industry’s future leaders met in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., April 30-May 2, for the annual National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Young Leaders Meeting. This year set a (non-reunion) year record with 175 attendees – 41 of which were first-timers. The event was kicked off with an impressive tour of the Cemex Miami cement plant – a highlight for many, including…

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Aggregates Production Surges Higher in Second Quarter

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), an estimated 592 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 8 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2013. The estimated production for consumption in the first 6 months of 2014…

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Stone Production Strong in First Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2014 was 370 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 7 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “The revised estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2013 was 2.03 billion metric tons (Gt),…

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Aggregates Production Strong in First Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2014 was 370 metric tons (Mt,) an increase of 7 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “The revised estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2013 was 2.03 billion metric tons (Gt,) still…

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