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Page 38 of 67 ROCK products • April 2017 • 37 Crushed Stone •  An estimated 1.37 billion metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the U.S. in 2016. • Crushed stone production in Q4 2016 decreased 4.4 per- cent compared to Q4 2015. •  Average pricing rose 3.9 percent in 2016 to $11.00 per metric ton. Source: U.S. Geological Survey Sand & Gravel • Construction sand & gravel valued at $8.6 billion was pro- duced by an estimated 4,100 companies in 2016. •  Sand & gravel production in Q4 2016 decreased 2.6 percent compared to Q4 2015 and on an annual basis increased 2.3 percent from 2015. • The leading producing states in order of decreasing ton- nage were CA, TX, MI, MN, WA, UT, CO, AZ, NY and OH, accounting for 55.0 percent of total output. Source: U.S. Geological Survey Asphalt •  Asphalt prices declined 4.3 percent during Q4 as measured by the average net asphalt selling prices of Vulcan Materials and Martin Marietta. • Asphalt volume is estimated to have increased 6.0 percent to over 350 million metric tons in 2016. Construction Aggregates •  Construction aggregates demand has risen 18.4 percent from the recession bottom in 2010. •  Demand remains 25.4 percent below the peak of 3.1 billion metric tons reached in 2006. •  Totals in the chart below are the combined totals of crushed stone and construction sand and gravel production. Headwaters MB is an independent, middle market invest- ment banking firm providing strategic merger and acquisition advice, capital raising and special situations advisory. Named "Investment Bank of the Year" by major industry organizations for its third consecutive year, Head- waters MB is headquartered in Denver, CO, with seven regional offices across the United States and partnerships with 18 firms covering 30 countries. For more information, visit To discuss any information contained in this report, contact the Headwaters MB team: Darin Good, managing director,, 303-549-5674; Brian Krehbiel, vice president, bkrehbiel@, 303-531-5008. Sources: EAPA Asphalt in Figures, NAPA, Vulcan Materials & Martin Marietta Mate- rials average of net asphalt selling prices

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