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30 • ROCKproducts • December 2018 www.rockproducts.com Regional Reports Middle Atlantic The Middle Atlantic Region Produced 56.3 Million Metric Tons Of Total Aggregates, A 1.5 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase. By Mark S. Kuhar The Middle Atlantic region as identified by the U.S. Geolog- ical Survey (USGS) consists of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. In the second quarter of 2018, the most recent report avail- able from USGS, the Middle Atlantic region produced 56.3 million metric tons (Mt) of total aggregates, a 1.5 percent increase versus the second quarter of 2017. That followed first-quarter production of just 23.9 million Mt, a decrease of 7.6 percent versus the first quarter of 2017. Individual state production of aggregates in the second quarter of 2018 was: • New Jersey: 8.1 Mt, a about even versus the second quarter of 2017. • New York: 19.8 Mt, an increase of 0.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Pennsylvania: 27.3 Mt, a decrease of 3.1 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Crushed stone production in the second quarter of 2018 in the Middle Atlantic region was 43.3 million Mt, an increase of 4.6 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Individual state production of crushed stone in the second quarter of 2018 was: • New Jersey: 5.2 Mt, an increase of 13.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • New York: 12.1 Mt, an increase of 5.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Pennsylvania: 26 Mt, an increase of 2.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Sand and gravel production in the second quarter of 2018 in the Middle Atlantic region was 8.1 million 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: • New Jersey: 2.9 Mt, a decrease of 17.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. •  New York: 7.7 Mt, a decrease of 5.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Pennsylvania: 23 Mt, an increase of 1.2 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 New Jersey, construction contributed $23.7 billion (4.0 percent) of the state's GDP of $592 billion, less than the industry's 4.3 percent share of U.S. GDP. Construc- tion wages and salaries in 2017 totaled $427 billion in the United States, including $11.1 billion in New Jersey. Nonresidential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in New Jersey totaled $6.5 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $4.8 billion. Nonresidential starts in New Jersey totaled $9.4 billion in 2017 and $9.4 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In New York, construction contributed $49.9 billion (3.2 percent) of the state's GDP of $1.5 trillion, 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 $27.6 billion in New York. Non- residential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in New York totaled $26.9 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $20.1 billion. Nonresidential starts in New York totaled $34.4 billion in 2017 and $24 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In Pennsylvania, construction contributed $33.8 billion (4.5 percent) of the state's GDP of $752 billion, more 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 $16.2 billion in Pennsylvania. Nonresidential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Pennsylvania totaled $8 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $7.4 billion.

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