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USGS Releases First-Quarter Numbers

usgsJune 15, 2011 – USGS just released First Quarter 2011 production numbers, and the good news is, there was not a major year-over-year loss. The bad news is, there was not a year-over-year gain either. According to Jason Willett, crushed stone commodity specialist, 332 million mt of aggregate was produced in the first quarter, almost identical to a year ago. Crushed stone production decreased 3 percent quarter over quarter, from 131 million mt to 127 million mt, however construction sand and gravel gained 1.9 percent, quarter over quarter, from 201 million mt to 205 million mt. Look for a full report in an upcoming issue of Rock Products.