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38 • ROCKproducts • December 2018 www.rockproducts.com Regional Reports The East South Central region as identified by the U.S. Geolog- ical Survey (USGS) consists of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. In the second quarter of 2018, the most recent report avail- able from USGS, the East South Central region produced 46.5 million metric tons (Mt) of total aggregates, a 11.6 percent increase versus the second quarter of 2017. That followed first-quarter production of 29.3 Mt, a 4.3 per- cent decrease versus the first quarter of 2017. Individual state production of aggregates in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Alabama: State not included in quarterly survey. • Kentucky: 15.8 Mt, an increase of 3.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Mississippi: 3.8 Mt, an increase of 13.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Tennessee: 16.5 Mt, an increase of 16.6 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Crushed stone production in the second quarter of 2018 in the East South Central region was 38.3 Mt, an increase of 11 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Individual state production of crushed stone in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Alabama: 10.4 Mt, an increase of 16.9 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Kentucky: 13.1 Mt, an increase of 1.3 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Mississippi: 660,000 metric tons, an increase of 18.8 per- cent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Tennessee: 14.2 Mt, an increase of 16.7 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Sand and gravel production in the second quarter of 2018 in the East South Central region was 8.2 Mt, an increase of 14.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Individual state production of sand and gravel in the second quarter of 2018 was: East South Central The East South Central Region Produced 46.8 Mt Of Total Aggregates, A 3.9 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase. By Josephine Patterson • Alabama: State not included in quarterly survey. • Kentucky: 2.6 Mt, an increase of 16 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Mississippi: 3.2 Mt, an increase of 12.5 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Tennessee: 2.3 Mt, an increase of 15.8 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 Alabama, construction contributed $7.9 billion (3.7 percent) of the state's GDP of $211 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 $4.5 billion in Alabama. Nonresi- dential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Alabama totaled $2.8 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $2.8 billion. Nonres- idential starts in Alabama totaled $5.2 billion in 2017 and $5 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In Kentucky, construction contributed $8.8 billion (4.3 percent) of the state's GDP of $203 billion, the same as the industry's 4.3 percent share of U.S. GDP. Construction wages and salaries in 2017 totaled $436 billion in the United States, including $4.2 billion in Kentucky. Nonresi- dential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Kentucky totaled $4.2 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $3.5 billion. Nonres- idential starts in Kentucky totaled $4.1 billion in 2017 and $7 billion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In Mississippi, construction contributed $4.5 billion (4.1 percent) of the state's GDP of $112 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 $2.2 billion in Mississippi. Non- residential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresidential spending in Mississippi totaled $677 million in 2017. State and local spending totaled

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