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40 • ROCKproducts • December 2018 www.rockproducts.com Regional Reports The West South Central region as identified by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. In the second quarter of 2018, the most recent report avail- able from USGS, the West South Central region produced 100 million metric tons (Mt) of total aggregates, a 9.6 percent increase versus the second quarter of 2017. That followed first-quarter production of 84.7 Mt, an increase of 1 percent versus the first quarter of 2017. Individual state production of aggregates in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Arkansas: 9.3 Mt, a decrease of 4.7 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Louisiana: Withheld to avoid disclosing company pro- prietary data. • Oklahoma: 12.59 Mt, an increase of 5.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Texas: 73.9 Mt, an increase of 12.7 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Crushed stone production in the second quarter of 2018 in the West South Central region was 65.5 Mt, an increase of 7.1 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Individual state production of crushed stone in the second quarter of 2018 was: • Arkansas: 7.3 Mt, a decrease of 6.1 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Louisiana: Withheld to avoid disclosing company propri- etary data. • Oklahoma: 9.8 Mt, an increase of 6.3 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Texas: 47.6 Mt, an increase of 9.9 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. Sand and gravel production in the second quarter of 2018 in the West South Central region was 34.8 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: • Arkansas: 1.9 Mt, an increase of 0.9 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Louisiana: 3.8 Mt, an increase of 7.1 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Oklahoma: 2.6 Mt, an increase of 4.1 percent versus the second quarter of 2017. • Texas: 26.3 Mt, an increase of 18 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 Arkansas, construction contributed $4.9 billion (3.9 percent) of the state's GDP of $125 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 $2.5 billion in Arkansas. Nonresidential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonres- idential spending in Arkansas totaled $2 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $2.4 billion. Nonresidential starts in Arkansas totaled $2.8 billion in 2017 and $3.6 bil- lion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In Louisiana, construction contributed $13.8 billion (5.6 percent) of the state's GDP of $246 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 $9.3 billion in Louisiana. Nonresidential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresi- dential spending in Louisiana totaled $14.5 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $3.9 billion. Nonresidential starts in Louisiana totaled $6 billion in 2017 and $7.4 bil- lion in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. • In Oklahoma, construction contributed $7.7 billion (4.1 percent) of the state's GDP of $189 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 Oklahoma. Nonresidential spending in the United States totaled $714 billion in 2017 ($438 billion private, $277 billion public). Private nonresi- dential spending in Oklahoma totaled $3.7 billion in 2017. State and local spending totaled $3.9 billion. Nonresidential West South Central The West South Central Region Produced 100 Mt Of Total Aggregates, A 9.6 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase. By Mark S. Kuhar

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