US aggregates production is up 10% in the first two quarters of this year compared to the first half of 2015, according to the US Geological Survey.
An estimated 1.09 billion metric tons of construction aggregates have been produced this year, according to the Survey’s Crushed Stone and Sand and Gravel in the Second Quarter 2016.
An estimated 377 million tonnes of crushed stone were produced and shipped for consumption in the second quarter of 2016. That puts the total for the first half of 2016 at 648m toones, which is 11% more than the first half of 2015.
Production of construction sand and gravel in the second quarter also increased by 6% over last year’s second quarter. An estimated 269m tonnes of sand and gravel were produced and shipped, adding up to 443m tonsne so far in 2016, which is an increase of 8% from the first half of 2015.