At the beginning of the 20th century, production of aggregates was minimal and its uses limited. Today, aggregates are produced in every country, and aggregates production tonnage ranks first in the nonfuel minerals industry. The nation's economy and our quality of life are built on this foundation. Lafarge Aggregate Quarries currently has 6 sites strategically located to support all of Egypt. 2009 production was close to 3 million tons.