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PCA releases Spring Forecast for US demand

12 April 2021, Published under Cement News

USA-based Portland Cement Association (PCA) has recently presented its annual Spring Cement Consumption Forecast, predicting an increase in cement consumption for 2021 and 2022 in the country. "Remarkably, US cement consumption recorded two per cent growth during 2020. It is remarkable because COVID-19 exerted a terrible toll on the economy. Consumers bunkered down; states enacted rigid lockdowns. Real GDP declined to a rate not matched since 1946 as the economy transitioned from war time...

US growth settles down

20 April 2020, Published under Cement News

While the US economic cycle is expected to reach maturity in 2020-21, its construction market is forecast to remain relatively robust. As a result, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) forecasts modest growth for the cement sector in the medium term. By Ed Sullivan, PCA, USA. Figure 1: US economic growth, 2001-23 The United States economy and construction market are expected to remain relatively strong during 2020-21. However, the economy is entering a mature stage in the busin...

PCA: US cement consumption to sustain growth into 2022

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has held a press conference at the 2020 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada, where PCA Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Ed Sullivan, predicted cement consumption to stay at moderate growth levels through 2020-21 and into 2022. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will grow by 1.7 per cent in 2020. The potential for stronger-than-expected construction in residential construction could add one full percentage point to this out...

PCA forecasts moderate cement consumption and GDP growth to 2021

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) has published its annual Fall Forecast in which it predicts moderate growth for cement demand through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will expand by 2.4 per cent in 2019, followed by a 1.7 and 1.4 per cent in 2020 and 2021, respectively. "Public construction continues to receive the benefit of the 2018 federal budget that allowed for $20 billion in spending on roads, bridges, water, and rail projects over 2018 a...

GCCA expands to 16 members

05 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) expanded to 16 members last month, adding companies from Europe, South America and Asia. Buzzi Unicem, Cementos Argos, Cementos Pacasmayo, Çimsa Çimento, SCG Cement and Titan Cement were all welcomed to the association which launched earlier this year. Furthermore, the US-based Portland Cement Association has joined the GCCA as an affiliate. "We are delighted to welcome further cement and concrete companies and like-minded organisations t...

PCA expects airports market to help drive demand

02 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Increased demand for US air travel is expected to help drive increased cement consumption over the next 25 years, according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Population spikes, overall economic growth and airport expansion are among the factors driving the demand for more air travel, a recently released report from PCA shows.  “With more people traveling by air, you will need more capacity at airports – that means more cement is needed for concrete used in runways, terminals and ot...

PCA sees 3.5% cement consumption growth annually in next two years

25 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced it expects US cement consumption to reach 3.5 per cent annual growth during the remainder of 2017 and 2018, based on analysis of data and policies likely to impact the industry in the years ahead. Speaking before the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, PCA Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Ed Sullivan, said that while details on specific federal US policies are not yet fully available, the association is ...

IEEE: welcome to Texas

06 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The 58th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference was held between 15-19 May 2016 at the Gaylord Texas Resort Centre in Grapevine, Texas, USA. Supported by a 176-stand exhibition, the event attracted more than 970 delegates from 28 countries and presented a wide range of technical papers as well as featuring panel discussions and tutorials. By ICR Research, UK. With 970 delegates from 28 countries, the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference could draw on a wealt...

PCA: 100 years of addressing members' needs

16 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association is currently in its centennial year. With the US economy proving to be steady and advances in technology spurring the cement industry on to greater efficiency and emissions control, ICR spoke with PCA President and CEO, James G Toscas, to gain a greater understanding of what is driving the PCA on and what the main objectives are for the next 100 years. James Toscas, president and CEO, PCA ICR: In 2016 the Portland Cement Association (PCA) is cele...

US consumption growth 4.2% in 2013

23 December 2014, Published under Cement News

US cement consumption growth reached 4.2 per cent in 2013, according to the latest assessment of the sector by the Portland Cement Association (PCA). In its publication entitled "2013 Apparent Use of Portland Cement, State & Market Report”, the PCA notes that annual growth was driven by residential and non-residential building, up 17.2 and 11.9 per cent, respectively. Meanwhile, the public sector shrank by four per cent, placing a drag on overall growth rates.