On the US Coast

Published 07 December 2018

Despite uncertainties ahead, cement demand on the East and West Coasts of the US is expected to grow around four per cent as the country continues its economic recovery. With ample local kiln capacity and ready access to cement imports, coastal cement supply is expected to grow in line with regional consumption requirements. By Rob Roy, ROI Economic Consulting, USA.

US Coastal markets have particularly benefitted from easy access to cement

and clinker imports to support local construction requirements

The US Census Bureau groups US states into nine regions of which four have coastal locations: New England, Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic and Pacific. Table 1 shows cement, housing and demographic statistics for each region and its states. New England and Middle Atlantic are in the northeast, South Atlantic is in the south, and Pacific is in the west. These four census regions are together called ‘Coasts’ in this article. All other regions are combined under the label ‘Inland’.

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