Construction Aggregates: United States

This report forecasts to 2023 US construction aggregates demand in metric tons. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: crushed stone; gravel; sand; and alternative aggregates such as clay, shale, and crushed concrete. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: nonbuilding construction, residential construction, and nonresidential construction.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in annual series from 2008 to 2018; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008, 2013, and 2018.

The types of aggregates covered in this report include: hard, inert granular materials that are mixed with cementing materials to form concrete, mortar, plaster, or grout; minerals mixed with bitumen to form asphaltic concrete; aggregates utilized as road bases and coverings; and aggregates employed in various other construction-related applications, such as foundation fill, railroad ballast, pipe bedding, drainage and erosion control, embankments and earth dams, landscaping, roadway snow and ice control, and roofing granules.

Aggregates materials excluded from the scope of this report are: minerals used in the manufacture of cement (such as clinker); aggregates used in industrial applications (such as silica sand, fracking sand, and gravel used in sand production); and industrial grades of sand used in non-construction-related applications such as glassmaking (silica sand), foundry molds, and abrasives.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
212312 Crushed & broken limestone mining & quarrying
212313 Crushed & broken granite mining & quarrying
212319 Other crushed & broken stone mining & quarrying
212321 Construction sand & gravel mining
212399 All other nonmetallic mineral mining

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