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USGS survey: crushed stone, sand and gravel in 3Q16

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World Cement,


USGS has released its mineral industry survey for crushed stone, sand and gravel in 3Q16.

An estimated 397 million t of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in 3Q16, an decrease of 3% compared with that of 3Q15. The estimated production for consumption in the first 9 months of 2016 was 1.05 billion t, an increase of 6% compared with that of the same period of 2015. The estimated US output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in 3Q16 was 290 million t, virtually unchanged compared with that of 3Q15. The estimated production for consumption in the first 9 months of 2016 was 732 million t, an increase of 4% compared with that of the same period of 2015. An estimated 687 million t of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in 3Q16, a slight decrease compared with that of 3Q15. The estimated production for consumption in the first 9 months of 2016 was 1.78 billion t, an increase of 5% compared with that of the same period of 2015.

Portland (including blended) cement consumption decreased by 3.9% in 3Q16 compared with that of 3Q15. Consumption in the first 9 months of 2016 increased by 3.1% compared with that of the same period of 2015.

The estimated production for consumption of crushed stone in 3Q16 decreased in six of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in 3Q15. Production for consumption decreased in 24 of the 46 States for which estimates were made. The five leading States were, in descending order of production for consumption, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and Illinois. Their combined total production for consumption was 123 million t, a decrease of 6% compared with that of the same period of 2015 and represented 31% of the US total. The estimated production for consumption of construction sand and gravel in 3Q16 decreased in seven of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in 3Q15. Production for consumption decreased in 24 of the 45 States for which estimates were made. The five leading States were, in descending order of production for consumption, California, Minnesota, Texas, Michigan, and Washington. Their combined total production for consumption was 109 million t, a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2015 and represented 38% of the US total. The estimated production for consumption of construction aggregates in 3Q16 decreased in six of the nine geographic divisions compared with that sold or used in 3Q15. Production for consumption decreased in 22 of the 43 States for which estimates were made. The five leading States were, in descending order of production-for consumption, Texas, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Their combined total production for consumption was 197 million t, a decrease of 5% compared with that of the same period of 2015 and represented 29% of the US total.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/15122016/usgs-survey-crushed-stone-sand-and-gravel-in-3q16/


 

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