2012 production stats end on a low note
Crushed Stone and Sand and Gravel in the Fourth Quarter 2012 indicates that an estimated 282 million metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped during the fourth quarter; 4 million less than during the fourth quarter of 2011. In terms of sand and gravel, 202 million metric tons were produced and shipped during the fourth quarter, 1 million more than during the fourth quarter of 2011.
In terms of total aggregates production, the regions faring best include the West South Central Region, which increased year-over-year production by 18.7 percent; the Mountain Region, with 8.8 percent year-over-year growth; and the South Atlantic Region, with 7.0 percent year-over-year gains.
Texas lived up to its “don’t mess with Texas” image. It led the 43 states reporting production in terms of both crushed stone and sand and gravel figures.
While the results are certainly not what many operators would like to see, overall 2012 estimates still look fairly good. Five of the nine regions (New England, East North Central, West North Central, West South Central, and Mountain) outperformed 2011 production levels, and the South Atlantic virtually tied 2011 results. Only the Middle Atlantic, East South Central, and Pacific regions are estimated to have produced less construction aggregates during 2012 than 2011.
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