PCA factors housing market decline into lower 2023 cement shipments

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff The Portland Cement Association fall forecast sees 2023 U.S. cement shipments to be off 3.5 percent against this year’s levels, which are trending nearly flat, or 0.3 percent above 2021 figures. Next year stands to bring the first cement volume decline in 13 years, but sets the stage for a growth window…

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PCA’s Sullivan doubles down on positive cement consumption outlook

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Measuring year-to-date cement shipments through July, the most recent month for which data is available, PCA Chief Economist Ed Sullivan reiterates in his most recent economic forecast that the industry is on track to reach a previously projected 7.9 percent increase in 2014 powder consumption against 2013 figures.

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