USGS: Aggregate production up in second quarter 2018

By |  October 3, 2018

An estimated 658 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregate was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2018, representing a 7 percent increase compared with the same period from 2017, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The five leading states, in descending order of production for consumption, were Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio. These five states combined represented 30 percent of U.S. total production, equating to 196 Mt.

For the first six months of 2018, total production increased by 5 percent, compared to the same period in 2017.

Crushed stone

Additionally, 393 Mt of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2018, a 7 percent increase compared with the same period one year ago, according to USGS.

The five leading states, in descending order of production, were Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. These five states combined represented 33 percent of total U.S. production, totaling 129 Mt.

Total crushed stone production for the first six months of 2018 increased 3 percent compared to the same period in 2017.

Construction sand and gravel

Total construction sand and gravel production in the second quarter of 2018 was 265 Mt, an increase of 6 percent compared with the same period one year ago.

The five leading states, in descending order of production for consumption, were California, Texas, Arizona, Michigan and Washington. Combined, production from these five states equated to 97.2 Mt, representing 37 percent of total U.S. production.

Production for consumption for the first six months of 2018 increased by 7 percent compared with the same period from 2017.

Read the entire USGS second-quarter report here.

Comments are closed