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Aggregates Production Down Slightly in Third Quarter

An estimated 656 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2017, a slight decrease compared with that of the third quarter of 2016, according to Jason Willett, crushed stone commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS.) The estimated production for consumption in the first nine months of 2017 was 1.69 billion metric tons (Gt), a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2016.

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That $1 Trillion May Actually Be Only $200 Billion

According to a report from Bloomberg, President Trump plans to release his long-promised infrastructure proposal in early January, citing a senior administration official.

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Missouri Limestone Producers Elect New Board

The Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) announced the election of its 2018 board of directors and officers.

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Dodge Momentum Index Surges

The Dodge Momentum Index surged again in November, climbing 13.9 percent to 149.5 (2000=100) from the revised October reading of 131.3. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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Lakes Limestone Trade Up Almost 19 Percent in November

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.95 million tons in November, an increase of 18.8 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. November’s loadings were also 6.4 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average.

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