POISED FOR TAKE OFF
- Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:49
- Written by CP Staff
Despite cement intensity holding a predicted 2015 boom in check, 2016 and beyond look to be robust, thanks in large part to a new transportation bill
Cement consumption in the United States will continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace than predicted at the beginning of 2015, according to a new report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The United States’ cement market is expected to increase by 3.5 percent in 2015 to just shy of 92 million metric tons of total cement consumption, followed by larger rates of growth in 2016 and 2017, 5 percent (to 96.4 million metric tons) and 5.7 percent (to 101.9 million metric tons), respectively.