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28 • ROCKproducts • December 2018 www.rockproducts.com Regional Reports New England The New England Region Produced 20.7 Million Metric Tons Of Total Aggregates, A 5.1 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase. By Mark S. Kuhar The New England region as identified by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) consists of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. In the second quarter of 2018, the most recent report avail- able from USGS, the New England region produced 20.7 million metric tons (Mt) of total aggregates, a 5.1 percent increase versus the second quarter of 2017. That followed first-quarter production of 4.7 Mt, a decrease of 8.8 percent versus the first quarter of 2017. Individual state production of aggregates in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Connecticut: 3.9 Mt, a decrease of 8.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Massachusetts: Data unreported for the second quar- ter of 2018. • Maine: 4.1 Mt, an increase of 6.9 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • New Hampshire: 4.6 Mt, an increase of 21.1 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Rhode Island: Data unreported for the second quarter of 2018. • Vermont: 2.3 Mt, a decrease of 27.2 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Crushed stone production in the second quarter of 2018 in the New England region was 12.5 Mt, an increase of 9.3 per- cent versus the second quarter of 2017. Individual state production of crushed stone in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Connecticut: 2.7 Mt, a decrease of 4.6 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Massachusetts: 4.8 Mt, an increase of 26.6 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Maine: 1.2 Mt, an increase of 8.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • New Hampshire: 1.6 Mt, an increase of 27.2 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Rhode Island: 827,000 metric tons, an increase of 17.4 per- cent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Vermont: 1.2 Mt, a decrease of 24.6 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Sand and gravel production in the second quarter of 2018 in the New England region was 8.1 Mt, a decrease of 0.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Individual state production of sand and gravel in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Connecticut: 1.1 Mt, a decrease of 16.6 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Massachusetts: Data unreported for the second quarter of 2018. • Maine: 2.8 Mt, an increase of 6.2 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • New Hampshire: 3.0 Mt, an increase of 29.9 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Rhode Island: 731,000 metric tons, an increase of 18 per- cent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Vermont: 1.1 Mt, a decrease of 29.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Construction Impact U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) – the value of all goods and services produced in the country – totaled $19.3 trillion. In 2017, construction contributed $826 billion (4.3 percent). • In Connecticut, construction contributed $8.3 billion (3.2 percent) of the state's GDP of $261 billion, less than the industry's 4.3 percent share of U.S. GDP. Construction wages and salaries in 2017 totaled $427 billion in the United States, including $4.0 billion in Connecticut. Nonres- idential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Connecticut totaled $2 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $2.4 billion. Non- residential starts in Connecticut totaled $5.2 billion in 2017 and $3.4 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In Massachusetts, construction contributed $20.5 billion (3.9 percent) of the state's GDP of $527 billion, less than the industry's 4.3 percent share of U.S. GDP. Construction wages and salaries in 2017 totaled $427 billion in the United States, including $11.5 billion in Massachusetts. Nonresidential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Massachusetts totaled $10.6 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $5.7 billion. Nonresidential starts in Massachusetts totaled $9.8 billion in 2017 and $9.5 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In Maine, construction contributed $2.4 billion (3.9 percent) of the state's GDP of $61 billion, less than the

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