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PCA: Congressional uncertainty could curtail future growth

03 August 2012, Published under Cement News

With the first half of 2012 experiencing favorable weather conditions, gains in residential and nonresidential construction activity and robust gains in cement intensities, the new forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) nearly doubles the expected increase in cement consumption for the year. PCA revised its spring forecast upward, anticipating a 6.9 per cent increase in 2012 from 2011 levels, followed by a 5.8 per cent jump in 2013 and a double-digit increase of 10.9 per cent...

Bolivian sales increase by 7.36% in the first half

01 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH) reported Tuesday that sales of cement in the country grew 7.36% in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2011, with the department of Beni having the highest rate growth of cement demand with 85.34 per cent of the national total. According to the IBCH, in the first half total sales amounted to 1.27Mt, while in the first half of 2011 they reached 1.18Mt. In 2011, the rate of growth in cement sales reached 7.7 per c...