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Crushed stone production up 3% in Q4 2013

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On March 10, 2014 @ 4:44 pm In Aggbeat Online,News | No Comments

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An estimated 292 million metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Geological Survey [2] (USGS).

The report notes that crushed stone production in the fourth quarter of 2013 was up 3 percent compared to the same time period of 2012.

The USGS estimates the annual output of crushed stone produced for consumption in the U.S. in 2013 to have been 1.19 billion metric tons, up just slightly from 2012, while the U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped in the fourth quarter was up 6 percent year over year to 212 million metric tons.

The report also estimates total construction aggregates produced and shipped in the U.S. was up 4 percent quarter over quarter to 504 million metric tons, while U.S. output of aggregates produced and shipped in the fourth quarter was up 3 percent year over year to 2.04 billion metric tons.

Portland cement shipments were up about 5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, while annual consumption of the material was up approximately 4 percent, compared to 2012, according to the report.

The USGS also notes in its report that the levels estimated production for consumption of crushed stone in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased in seven of the nine geographic divisions and in 26 of the 46 states for which estimates were made, compared to the same period of 2012.

The five states with the most production for consumption of crushed stone were, according to the report, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida and Kentucky, which produced a combined total of 94.3 million tons and represented 32 percent of the U.S. total.

According to the report, the levels estimated production for consumption of construction sand and gravel in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased in eight of the nine geographic divisions and in 31 of the 46 states for which estimates were made, compared to the same period of 2012.

The five states with the most production for consumption of construction sand and gravel were California, Texas, Minnesota, Washington and Colorado, which produced a combined total of 72.9 million tons and represented 34 percent of the U.S. total.

The report also notes the levels estimated production for consumption of construction aggregates in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased in all nine of the geographic divisions and in 27 of the 46 states for which estimates were made, compared to the same period of 2012.

According to the report, the estimated total annual production for consumption of construction aggregates was up in 30 of the 50 states for which the USGS made estimates in 2013, compared to 2012.

The five states with the highest total annual output of construction aggregates were Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Ohio, which produced a combined total of 598 million ton — a 4-percent increase compared to 2012.

To see how much crushed stone was sold or used by producers in each state, click here [3].


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