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USGS has reported on crushed stone, sand and gravel in 2Q17.

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An estimated 365 million t of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in 2Q2Q16. The estimated production for consumption in the first 6 months of 2017 was 626 million t, a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2016. The five leading States, in descending order of production for consumption, were Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio. Their combined total production for consumption in 2Q17 was 117 million t and represented 32% of the US total.

The estimated US output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in 2Q17 was 241 million t, a slight decrease compared with that of 2Q16. The estimated production for consumption in the first 6 months of 2017 was 393 million t, a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2016. The five leading States, in descending order of production for consumption, were California, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, and Arizona. Their combined total production for consumption in 2Q17 was 81.6 million t and represented 34% of the US total.

An estimated 606 million t of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the US in 2Q17, a slight decrease compared with that of 2Q16. The estimated production for consumption in the first 6 months of 2017 was 1.02 billion t, a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2016. The five leading States, in descending order of production for consumption, were Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio. Their combined total production for consumption in 2Q17 was 173 million t, a decrease of 4%, and represented 28% of the US total.

Portland (including blended) cement consumption increased slightly in 2Q17 compared with that of the second quarter of 2016. Consumption in the first 6 months of 2017 increased slightly compared with that of the same period of 2016.

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