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Construction aggregates output up in first quarter of 2015

By |  June 2, 2015

The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2015 was 389 million metric tons, an 8 percent increase from the first quarter of 2014, reports the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

During the first quarter of 2015, the estimated production-for-consumption of construction aggregates increased in seven of the nine geographic divisions compared to the same period in 2014, with the largest increases in percentages in the East North Central, the West North Central and the Mountain divisions. Also, production-for-consumption increased in 30 of the 43 states that were estimated, with Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Washington being the five leading states.

The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2015 was 159 million metric tons, a 9 percent increase compared to the same period in 2014.

The production-for-consumption of construction sand and gravel also increased from the first quarter of 2014 in six of the nine geographic divisions, with the largest increases in the East North Central and the West North Central divisions. In addition, production-for-consumption increased in 27 of the 45 states, with the leading states being Texas, California, Arizona, Washington and Colorado.

Finally, an estimated 230 million metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2015, a 7 percent increase compared to that of the first quarter in 2014.

The estimated production-for-consumption of crushed stone experienced an increase in eight of the nine geographic divisions and 31 of the 46 states, with the leading states being Texas, Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Allison Kral

About the Author:

Allison Kral is the former senior digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants magazine, GPS World magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

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