Global Construction Aggregates

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This study analyzes global demand for construction aggregates. The types of aggregates covered in the study 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
  • 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
Building Aggregates

Aggregate materials included in the scope of this study are:

  • crushed stone
  • sand (construction grade)
  • gravel
  • other construction materials, including clay, shale, and recycled or secondary products like crushed concrete (asphaltic and hydraulic), fly ash, glass, and slag

Aggregates materials excluded from the scope of this study 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)
  • industrial grades of sand used in non-construction-related applications such as glassmaking (silica sand), foundry molds, and abrasives

In addition, aggregates demand is analyzed by market:

  • residential construction (including new building and improvements)
  • nonresidential construction (including new building and improvements)
  • nonbuilding construction (such as roads, bridges, airports, ports, railways, and utility infrastructure)

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