Inflation drives construction aggregates toward $30 billion

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey; CP staff

Construction aggregate producers closed 2021 with shipments totaling 1.54 billion metric tons (mt) of crushed stone and 1 billion mt of sand & gravel, valued respectively at $19.6 billion and $10 billion, according to just-released U.S. Geological Survey figures. The estimated 2.54 billion mt of construction aggregate volume represents a 5 percent year-over-year gain. Annual shipment values in USGS estimates indicate these respective 2020-2021 prices per crushed stone and sand & gravel mt: $12.25 and $12.73, $9.58 and $10.

USGS also tracks the top states for 2021 construction aggregates output:

Crushed stone Volume (mt) Sand & gravel Volume (mt)
Texas 170 million California 114 million
Missouri 113 million Texas 95 million
Florida 95 million Arizona 51 million
Pennsylvania 88 million Minnesota 43 million
Ohio 70 million Utah 42 million

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