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Crushed stone shipments decrease in 1Q17

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USGS has released its mineral industry survey for crushed stone, sand, and gravel in 1Q17.

An estimated 261 million t of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in 1Q17, a slight decrease compared with that of the same period in 2016. The estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2016 was 1.36 billion t, a slight increase compared with that of 2015. The estimated US output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in 1Q17 was 165 million t, a decrease of 4% compared with that of the same period of 2016. The estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2016 was 945 million t, a slight increase compared with the annual output for 2015.

The estimated US output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in 1Q17 was 426 million t, a decrease of 3% compared with that of the same period of 2016. The estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2016 was 2.30 billion t, a slight increase compared with the annual output for 2015.

Shipments of portland and blended cement increased slightly in 1Q17, compared with 1Q16. Annual consumption increased slightly in 2016, compared with that of 2015.

The estimated production-for-consumption of crushed stone in 1Q17 decreased in five of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in 1Q16. The largest decreases in percentages were recorded in the New England, the Pacific, and the West North Central divisions. Production-for-consumption decreased in 29 of the 46 States for which estimates were made. The five leading States were, in descending order of production-for-consumption, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Their combined total production-for-consumption was 95.9 million t, and represented a slight decrease compared with that in 1Q16.

The estimated production-for-consumption of construction sand and gravel in 1Q17 decreased from that of 1Q16 in six of the nine geographic divisions. The largest decreases in percentages were recorded in the West North Central, the Middle Atlantic, and the East North Central divisions. Production-for-consumption increased in 23 of the 45 States for which estimates were made. The five leading States were, in descending order of production-for-consumption, Texas, California, Arizona, Washington, and Colorado. Their combined total production-for-consumption was 61.6 million t, which was a 6% decrease compared with that in 1Q16.

The estimated production-for-consumption of construction aggregates in 1Q17 decreased in five of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in 1Q16. The largest decrease in percentage was recorded in the West North Central division. Production-for-consumption increased in 26 of the 43 States for which estimates were made. The five leading States were, in descending order of production-for-consumption, Texas, Florida, California, Georgia, and North Carolina. Their combined total production-for-consumption was 138 million t and increased by 3% when compared with that of the same period of 2016.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/09062017/crushed-stone-shipments-decrease-in-1q17/


 

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