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USGS aggregates report for 1Q16

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World Cement,


An estimated 270 million t of crushed stonewas produced and shipped for consumption in the United Statesin 1Q16, an increase of 21% compared with1Q15. The estimated annual outputproduced for consumption in 2015 was 1.33 billion t, an increase of 7% compared with that of 2014.The estimated US output of construction sand and gravelproduced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of2016 was 173 million t, an increase of 10% compared with thesame period of 2015. The estimated annual output produced forconsumption in 2015 was 937 million t, an increase of 4% comparedwith the annual output for 2014.The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregatesproduced and shipped for consumption in 1Q16 was 443 million t, an increase of 16% compared with that of thesame period of 2015. The estimated annual output produced forconsumption in 2015 was 2.27 billion t, an increase of 6% comparedwith the annual output for 2014.The above estimates are based on information reported to theUS Geological Survey (USGS) on its quarterly sample surveyby construction aggregates producers.

The estimated portland cement consumption increased by14% in 1Q16 compared with that 1Q15 with a 4% increase in 2015 compared with totalconsumption in 2014. This information is obtained from theUSGS monthly survey of US cement producers.

The estimated production-for-consumption of crushed stonein 1Q16 increased in all nine geographicdivisions compared with that sold or used 1Q15. The largest increases in percentages were recorded in theNew England and the South Atlantic divisions. Production-for-consumptionincreased in 37 of the 46 States that wereestimated. The five leading States were, in descending order ofproduction-for-consumption, Texas, Florida, Missouri, Georgia,and Pennsylvania. Their combined total production-for-consumptionwas 97.8 million t and represented an increase of 17%compared with that in 1Q15.

The estimated production-for-consumption of constructionsand and gravel in 1Q16 increased from first1Q15 levels in seven of the nine geographic divisions.The largest increases in percentages were recorded in the NewEngland and the Middle Atlantic divisions. Production-for-consumptionincreased in 31 of the 45 States that wereestimated. The five leading States were, in descending order ofproduction-for-consumption, Texas, California, Washington,Arizona, and Colorado. Their combined total production-for-consumptionwas 66.0 million t which was about the same as that in1Q15.

The estimated production-for-consumption of constructionaggregates in 1Q16 increased in seven of thenine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in 1Q15. The largest increases in percentages wererecorded in the New England, the Middle Atlantic and the SouthAtlantic divisions. Production-for-consumption increased in 32of the 43 States that were estimated. The five leading Stateswere, in descending order of production-for-consumption,Texas, California, Florida, Missouri, and Georgia. Theircombined total production-for-consumption was 145 million t andincreased by 11% when compared with that of the same periodof 2015.


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