Rise in Aggregates sales!!

The aggregate industry was hit hard by the recession. However, over the last few years it has made a stead recovery and shown growth. In the third quarter of 2014 aggregate materials have seen its strongest rise yet indicating a growth in the construction industry.

Sales reported that in quarter three of 2014 crushed rock sales improved by 14%, compared with 2013. Sand & Gravel went up by 8%, tarmac by 6%, and ready-mixed concrete by 5%.

Although there have been strong improvements in aggregates sales across the entire UK, it is evident that the general construction growth is still being driven by the Southeast of England and London.

Despite the growth in various aggregate sales, volumes of concrete throughout the UK as a whole have remained 30% below the pre-recession levels. However, London is showing higher levels than in 2007 with a rise of 30%.

2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 Q4 2013 Year 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 2014 Q3
Crushed Rock -3% 15% 7% 10% 7% 18% 9% 14%
Sand & Gravel -10% 11% 12% 18% 8% 15% 4% 8%
Asphalt -18% 9% 11% 14% 4% 17% 4% 6%
Ready mixed  concrete -2% 23% 12% 12% 11% 4% -3% 5%
Rise in Aggregate sales!!

Rise in Aggregate sales!!