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PCA: Construction recession could last another 18 months

SKOKIE, Ill. — While the economic recession is over and economic growth is strengthening, the construction recession may not run its course for another 18 months, hindering an improvement in cement consumption for the next two years, according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). In 2011, PCA anticipates marginal growth with a 2 percent ...

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PCA: Cement demand to remain low until 2013

SKOKIE, Ill.—Due to delays in an extension of a federal highway bill, cement consumption will not begin a significant rebound until 2013, according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). In 2010, PCA anticipates a 2.4 percent increase in consumption compared to severely depressed 2009 levels. A 6.7 percent gain is predicted for 2011, followed ...

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