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USGS Mineral Industry Survey: Crushed stone, sand and gravel in 4Q16

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World Cement,


According to the USGS Mineral Industry Surveys, an estimated 328 million t of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the US in 4Q16. This is a 4% decrease in comparison with 4Q15.The annual output of crushed stone produced for consumption in 2016 is estimated at 1.37 billion t, an increase of 3% from 2015.

The estimated US output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in 4Q16 was 228 million t, a decrease of 3% compared with 4Q15. The estimated annual output of construction sand and gravel produced for consumption in 2016 was 959 million t, a slight increase compared with that of 2015. An estimated 556 million t of total construction aggregates were produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in 4Q16, a decrease of 4% compared with 4Q15. The estimated annual output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2016 was 2.33 billion t, an increase of 3% compared with that of 2015.

 

Shipments of portland and blended cement decreased slightly in 4Q16, compared with the same period of 2015. Annual consumption increased slightly in 2016, compared with that of 2015. The estimated production for consumption of crushed stone in 4Q16 decreased in seven of the nine geographic divisions, compared with that sold or used in 4Q15. Production for consumption decreased in 25 of the 46 States for which production estimates of crushed stone were made.

 

The estimated production for consumption of construction sand and gravel in 4Q16 decreased from 4Q15 levels in six of the nine geographic divisions. Production for consumption decreased in 27 of the 45 States for which production estimates of construction sand and gravel were made.

 

The estimated production for consumption of construction aggregates in 4Q16 decreased in seven of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in 4Q15. In 4Q16, production for consumption decreased in 23 of the 43 States for which production estimates of construction aggregates were made. The five leading States in 4Q16 were, in descending order of production, Texas, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Their combined total production for consumption was 159 million t (29% of the U.S. total).

 

The estimated total annual production for consumption of construction aggregates in 2016 increased, compared with that in 2015, in 28 of the 50 States for which estimates were made.

 

The five leading States were, in descending order of total annual output for 2016, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida. Their combined total annual output was 661 million t, a slight increase when compared with that of 2015.

 

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