PCA Forecasts Moderate Cement Consumption and GDP Growth

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its annual Fall Forecast, which predicts moderate growth for cement consumption through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will grow by 2.4% in 2019, 1.7% in 2020, and 1.4% in 2021.

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Two Cemex Plants Earn Energy Star Status

Cemex USA announced two of its Florida cement plants – Miami and Brooksville South – achieved the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Certification for 2019, recognizing the company’s efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability.

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July Cement Shipments Up 7.7%

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2019 were 10.0 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 7.7% from shipments in July 2018, according to the latest USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through July totaled 56.5 Mt, an increase of 2.4% from those for the same period in 2018. 

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GCCA Launches Global Research Network

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announced the formation of Innovandi – the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network during its annual conference in Singapore. Innovandi ties together the cement and concrete industry with scientific institutions to drive and support global innovation with actionable research.

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