U.S. AGGREGATES PRODUCTION UP DURING THIRD QUARTER

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says U.S. production of construction aggregates, crushed stone and construction sand and gravel rose during the third quarter of this year, compared with the same period last year.

An estimated 683 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 9 percent compared with that of the third quarter of 2013. The estimated production-for-consumption in the first nine months of 2014 was 1.64 billion metric tons, an increase of 8 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013.

An estimated 393 Mt of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 9 percent compared with that of the third quarter of 2013. The estimated production-for-consumption in the first nine months of 2014 was 955 Mt, an increase of 8 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013

The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the third quarter of 2014 was 290 Mt, an increase of 8 percent compared with that of the third quarter of 2013. The estimated production-for-consumption in the first nine months of 2014 was 683 Mt, an increase of 8 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013.

The above estimates are based on information reported to the USGS on its quarterly sample survey by construction aggregates producers.

 

 

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