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PCA releases 2016 US Cement Consumption Forecast

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Cement consumption in the US will continue to rise by 3.4%, according to a report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA).

The forecast in cement consumption forecast, albeit at a slower rate, is down marginally to 3.4% growth compared to its fall forecast of 5%. PCA expects 2017 cement consumption will grow at a rate of 4.3%.

“The new forecast reflects the implementation of the new multi-year highway bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act,” said Edward Sullivan, PCA chief economist and group vice-president. “However, our forecast still reflects a deterioration in global growth conditions, an even weaker projection for oil prices, and a tightening of US monetary policy.”

Each year PCA’s industry-renowned Market Intelligence Group provides data and insight on fundamental economic issues, including cement forecasts throughout the year.

Edited from source by Joseph Green. Source: PCA

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