Aggregate Shipments Fall 21% in Q4

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that an estimated 255 million metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2009, a decrease of 20% compared with that of the same period of 2008. The estimated annual output of crushed stone produced for consumption in 2009 was 1.11 billion metric tons, a 23% decrease compared with that of 2008.