Construction Sand and Gravel Production Flat in Second Quarter

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.

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Second Quarter Aggregates Production Stays High

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, essentially unchanged compared with that of the second quarter of 2021, according to Jason Christopher Willett, commodity specialist, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. The five leading states, in descending order of…

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Mineral Commodity Summaries

Snapshots Of The Crushed Stone, Sand And Gravel, Industrial Sand, Cement, Gypsum And Lime Markets The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates 2021 total aggregates production at approximately 2.5 billion metric tons per year (Gt), a 5% increase over 2020. In its Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022 report, the agency reports Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel, Cement, Industrial Sand, Gypsum and Lime…

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Welcome to The Aggregates Almanac

Welcome to the 2022 edition of the “Aggregates Almanac: The Ultimate Information Resource for Quarry Operators.” Published now for the sixth year in a row, feedback from our readers indicates that this publication is widely used and valued; and retained as a go-to information source. Rock Products’ Benchmark 2022 survey indicated that aggregates operators are highly interested in: Equipment upgrades.…

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Feds Invest More than $74 Million for Critical Minerals Mapping

The Department of the Interior announced that, thanks to a substantial investment from The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more than $74.6 million will be distributed in 30 states to invest in geoscience data collection, mapping, data preservation and scientific interpretation of areas with potential for critical minerals, under the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Mapping Resources Initiative, or Earth MRI. …

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The Nation’s Top Producing States

June 15, 2022 – In the recent quarterly production report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the five leading aggregates-producing states were, in descending order of production-for-consumption, Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Arizona. Their combined total production-for-consumption was 169 million metric tons (Mt) and increased by 10.5% when compared with that of the same period of 2021. Specifically for crushed stone,…

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USGS: Aggregates Production Up 4.1% in First Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2022 was 476 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 4.1% compared with that of the same period of 2021, according to Jason Willett, commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The estimated production-for-consumption of construction aggregates in the first quarter of…

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