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U.S. aggregates production rises in Q3 2013

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On December 10, 2013 @ 6:27 pm In Aggbeat Online,News | No Comments

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Production of crushed stone and sand and gravel is up year over year for the third quarter of 2013.

About 367 million of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2013, an 8-percent rise over the same period of 2012, according to a report the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released Monday.

The estimated production for consumption in the first nine months of 2013 was 904 metric tons, also an increase from the first nine months of 2012.

USGS estimates the U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the third quarter of 2013 was 279 metric tons, a 9-percent rise over the third quarter of 2012.

The estimated production for consumption in the first nine months of 2013 was 657 metric tons, a 3-percent increase compared with the same period of 2012.

The report estimates 646 metric tons of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2013, an 8-percent rise over the third quarter of 2012.

The estimated production for consumption in the first nine months of 2013 was 1.56 billion metric tons, an increase of almost 3 percent compared to the same period of 2012.

USGS estimates that portland cement consumption increased by 10 percent in the third quarter of 2013 and was up 4 percent in the first 9 months of 2013 compared to the same periods of 2012.

The report notes that estimated production-for-consumption of crushed stone in the third quarter of 2013 increased in all of the geographic divisions compared to product sold or used in the third quarter of 2012.

West North Central , the Middle Atlantic, and the Pacific divisions saw the largest increases, experiencing increases of 16 percent, 13 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Production-for-consumption of crushed stone increased in 35 of the 46 states that were estimated. Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Illinois and Ohio saw the largest increases, providing a combined total of 121 metric tons of production-for-consumption of crushed stone and representing 33 percent of the U.S. total.

Eight of the nine geographic divisions saw a rise in the estimated production-for-consumption of construction sand and gravel in the third quarter of 2013 compared to third quarter 2012 levels. The East South Central, Middle Atlantic and West South Central divisions saw the highest increases, experiencing increases of 22 percent, 16 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

Production-for-consumption of construction sand and gravel increased in 32 of the 46 States that were estimated. California, Texas, Minnesota, Michigan, and North Dakota led with the most production-for-consumption, providing a combined total of 105 metric tons and representing 38 percent of the U.S. total.

The estimated production-for-consumption of aggregates in the third quarter of 2013 increased in all of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in the third quarter of 2012. The East South Central, Middle Atlantic and West North Central divisions saw the largest increases, experiencing increases of 15 percent, 14 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

Production-for-consumption of aggregates increased in 35 of the 44 States that were estimated. Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Ohio led with the highest amount of production-for-consumption, providing a combined total of 183 metric tons and representing 28 percent of the U.S. total.

To read the full report, click here [2].


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