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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Aggregates Production Spikes in Second Quarter

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 7% compared with that of the second quarter of 2020. Production for consumption in the first six months of 2021 increased by 5% compared with that of the same period…

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Patterns of Production

June 1, 2021 – The U.S. Geological Survey released its first-quarter 2021 production data, which saw sand and gravel production out-performing crushed stone production, a trend that has been evident for the past few quarters. Overall, the estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2021 was 464 million metric tons (Mt), a slight increase…

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