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MAY 2019

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28 • ROCK products • May 2019 www.rockproducts.com Aggregate Industry Market Report CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS UPDATE Construction input prices (Figure 5) decreased 1.7% in December and are up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. AGGREGATES MATERIALS Industry results in 2018 showed increases in volume compared to 2017 for cement (4.3%), crushed stone (4.0%), and sand and gravel (6.5%). Additionally, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt experienced increases in prices when compared to the prior year. Cement •  Portland cement consumption (87.8 million metric tons) increased 4.3% year-over-year during 2018. •  The average net selling price per ton for Martin Marietta and Eagle Materials in Q4 2018 was $109.3, an increase of 0.2% over the prior quarter. For the entire year, average net selling price per ton was $108.8, an increase of 2.3% over 2017. Ready-Mixed Concrete • Ready-mixed concrete (RMC) prices increased 2.6% in Q4 2018 when compared to Q3 2017. For the entire year, RMC prices increased 2.4% when compared to 2017. Price data is computed from the average RMC net selling prices of US Concrete, Vulcan Materials, Martin Marietta and Eagle Materials. •  Ready-mixed concrete volume for 2018 has not yet been reported. Source: US Geological Survey Sources: NRMCA Industry Data Survey, Average RMC selling price of U.S. Concrete, Vulcan Materials, Martin Marietta Materials & Eagle Materials

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