Monday, 28 January 2013

2012 - "the lowest year for aggregates and concrete sales since 1965"

That's according to the Mineral Products Association, the trade association representing 90% of aggregates production in the UK. The MPA sales survey results showed a fall of 9% in aggregates, cement and ready mixed concrete markets in 2012. Road construction fell by 44% in the first nine months of 2012 compared with the same period of 2011. How foolhardy then, following the lowest aggregates sales since 1965 - ironically the year that all our problems started when English China Clays bought Straitgate Farm, that AI is still pushing ahead for a brand new sand and gravel quarry.