USGS says aggregates production increases in third quarter

By |  November 29, 2012

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released figures showing that an estimated 583 million metric tons (mmt) of total aggregates were produced in the U.S. in the third quarter this year. The figure represents an increase of 6.8 percent compared to this year’s second quarter.

The estimated production for consumption in the first nine months of 2012 was 1.482 million metric tons – a 1.2 percent increase compared to the same period of 2011.

The agency estimates 333 mmt of crushed stone was produced and sold during the third quarter this year. That’s a 5 percent increase compared to the second quarter.

USGS also estimates U.S. output of construction sand and gravel in the third quarter was 250 mmt – an increase of 9 percent compared to the second quarter.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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