The quarry and aggregates industry by the numbers
With millions of workers and hundreds of thousands of active sites, aggregate quarrying is one of the biggest industries in the world – but just how big is it?
x 13 Increase
The increase in aggregate demand since 1900
110 Tons per House
The Amount of construction aggregates needed to build the average new home
The predicted growth rate 2018 – 2026
China was the top aggregates producer in 2017
50 Billion Tons
The amount of aggregates produced globally
The number of extraction sites worldwide
50 Miles Away
The average distance between where aggregates are extracted and used.
4 Million People
The number of people working in quarrying.
US$468.2 Billion Value
The predicted market value by 2024.
95% C0² Savings
The expected reduction in carbon emissions from Volvo CE’s Electric Site project.