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Production Decreases in Second Quarter


usgsSeptember 22, 2011 – Second quarter results are in. USGS Crushed Stone Commodity Specialist Jason Willett reports that an estimated 535 Mt of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2011, a decrease of 5.5 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2010. The estimated production for consumption in the first 6 months of 2011 was 857 Mt, a decrease of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2010. An estimated 311 million metric tons (Mt) of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2011, a decrease of 6.5 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2010. The estimated production for consumption in the first 6 months of 2011 was 507 Mt, a decrease of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2010. The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the second quarter of 2011 was 224 Mt, a decrease of 4.2 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2010. The estimated production for consumption in the first 6 months of 2011 was 350 Mt, a decrease of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2010.