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 stoneVolume (mt)Sand & gravelVolume (mt)
Texas170 million California114 million
Missouri113 millionTexas95 million
Florida 95 millionArizona51 million
Pennsylvania88 millionMinnesota43 million
Ohio70 millionUtah 42 million

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