PCA: Energy market factors, SCM usage temper projected cement shipment gains

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

PCA’s revised cement consumption forecast walks back an earlier, more enthusiastic 2015–2017 demand picture. Prior forecasts that held U.S. cement shipments gaining 7-8 percent annually, beginning this year, have been adjusted to 3.5 percent, 2015; 5 percent, 2016; and, 5.7 percent, 2017.

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