Cement Americas Brings Focus to Issues Affecting Cementitious Materials Suppliers
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Despite the continued depressed condition of both the U.S. economy and construction activity, gains are being seen in cement consumption in the coming years. According to the most recent economic forecasts, double-digit increases are on the horizon. This combined with a recently passed highway-spending legislation has cement manufacturers gearing up for a major demand bump in 2013-14, led by sustained improvement in private sector fundamentals, such as job creation, investment and ease of lending standards.
As a result, cement producers are beginning to build and upgrade both plants and terminals at an impressive pace; equipment makers are meeting their needs.
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Forecast: What to Expect from the Cement Market
Although domestic cement manufacturers are among the most highly regulated enterprises in the country, they recently faced an avalanche of new regulations. A recent study found that just one of these regulations would force the closure of approximately 18 of the United States' nearly 100 cement manufacturing plants, a statistic that would run counter to expected demand increases, forcing the United States to rely heavily on imported cement. But good news seems to be around the corner as a bipartisan effort in Congress is under way to lessen the unique regulatory burden cement companies are facing today.
Perhaps the best news for the construction industry as a whole is that residential construction is projected to grow by more than 10% in the latest upswing, for both new homes, but more impressively, for home improvements and expansion. The nonresidential forecast is also looking up, with hotel construction and retail continuing to see steady growth from 2011 levels.
Sources: 1. Publishers Own Data. 2. Subscriber Profile Study 2008.