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34 • ROCKproducts • December 2018 www.rockproducts.com Regional Reports The West North Central region as identified by the U.S. Geo- logical Survey (USGS) consists of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. In the second quarter of 2018, the most recent report avail- able from USGS, the West North Central region produced 69.7 million metric tons (Mt) of total aggregates, a 5.6 percent decrease versus the second quarter of 2017. That followed first-quarter production of 30.7 Mt, a decrease of 8 percent versus the first quarter of 2017. Individual state production of aggregates in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Iowa: 15.6 Mt, a decrease of 3.3 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Kansas: 7.7 Mt, an increase of 9.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Minnesota: 13.2 Mt, a decrease of 20.1 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Missouri: 18.8 Mt, a decrease of 2.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Nebraska: 5.7 Mt, an increase of 4.2 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • North Dakota: Data unreported for the second quarter of 2018. • South Dakota: 4.3 Mt, a decrease of 31.6 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Crushed stone production in the second quarter of 2018 in the West North Central region was 38.7 Mt, a decrease of 3 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Individual state production of crushed stone in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Iowa: 11.5 Mt, a decrease of 0.4 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Kansas: 4.5 Mt, an increase of 2.1 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Minnesota: 2.2 Mt, a decrease of 2.7 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Missouri: 16.5 Mt, a decrease of 2.2 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Nebraska: 2 Mt, an increase of 1.9 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • North Dakota: Data unreported for the second quarter of 2018. • South Dakota: 1.7 Mt, a decrease of 28.9 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Sand and gravel production in the second quarter of 2018 in the West North Central region was 31.1 Mt., a decrease of 8.6 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Individual state production of sand and gravel in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Iowa: 4.1 Mt, a decrease of 10.4 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. •  Kansas: 3.1 Mt, an increase of 23.3 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Minnesota: 11 Mt, a decrease of 22 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Missouri: 2.2 Mt, a decrease of 7.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Nebraska: 3.6 Mt, an increase of 5.6 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • North Dakota: 4.35 Mt, an increase of 45.2 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • South Dakota: 2.52 Mt, a decrease of 33.4 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 Iowa, construction contributed $7.9 billion (4.2 per- cent) of the state's GDP of $190 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 $4.2 billion in Iowa. Nonresiden- tial spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Iowa totaled $4.8 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $3.4 billion. Non- residential starts in Iowa totaled $5.3 billion in 2017 and $5.1 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. West North Central The West North Central Region Produced 69.7 Mt Of Total Aggregates, A 5.6 Percent Year-Over-Year Decrease. By Mark S. Kuhar

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