US construction aggregate output falls in first quarter of 2017

By |  June 12, 2017

The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregate produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2017 was 426 million metric tons, a 3 percent decrease compared with the same period in 2016, reports the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The estimated production-for-consumption of construction aggregate in the first quarter of 2017 also decreased in five of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in the first quarter of 2016, USGS adds. The leading five states, in descending order of production-for-consumption, include Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and North Carolina. Those states’ combined total production-for-consumption was 136 million metrics tons.

The estimated U.S. output of crushed stone produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2017 was 261 million metric tons, a slight decrease compared to the same time period in 2016.

The estimated production-for-consumption of crushed stone in the first quarter of 2017 decreased in five of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in the first quarter of 2017, USGS reports. The five leading states, in descending order of production-for-consumption, were Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Finally, the estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2017 was 165 million metric tons, a 4 percent decrease compared with the first quarter of 2016.

The estimated production-for-consumption of construction sand and gravel in the first quarter of 2017 decreased from that of the first quarter of 2016 in six of the nine geographic divisions. According to USGS, the five leading states, in descending order of production-for-consumption, were Texas, California, Arizona, Washington and Colorado.

Allison Barwacz

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Allison Barwacz is the senior digital media content producer 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 eNewsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants & Equipment 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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