Report: Aggregates production up slightly in 2012

By |  March 4, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released its final 2012 statistics related to aggregates production, noting that the estimated annual output of crushed stone produced for consumption in 2012 was 1.16 billion metric tons (Gt) – a slight increase compared with that of 2011. An estimated 282 million metric tons (Mt) of crushed stone were produced and shipped for consumption in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2012 alone – a slight decrease compared with that of the same 2011 period.

Also, the estimated production for consumption of crushed stone in the fourth quarter of 2012 increased over the fourth quarter of 2011 in four of the nine geographic divisions USGS measures.

Pit & Quarry published USGS’s preliminary 2012 estimates in late January for the full year and final quarter.

The estimated annual output of construction sand and gravel produced for consumption in 2012, meanwhile, was 823 Mt. That is a slight increase compared with 2011. The estimated output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the fourth quarter alone was 202 Mt – also a slight increase compared with that of the same 2011 stretch.

As for total construction aggregates produced, the estimated annual output in 2012 was 1.99 Gt. The 1.99 Gt is a slight increase over 2011. An estimated 484 Mt, meanwhile, were produced and shipped for consumption in the fourth quarter last year.

Comments are closed