by Corinne Gangloff
August 11, 2021
Cleveland OH, August 11, 2021 – A new Freedonia Group study, Global Portland Cement, discusses the future growth of portland cement. In context, as The New York Times reported on August 10, “The Senate gave overwhelming bipartisan approval on Tuesday to a $1 trillion infrastructure bill to rebuild the nation’s deteriorating roads and bridges….”
Demand for portland cement in the United States totaled 95.2 million metric tons in 2020, accounting for 80% of regional demand.
A massive infrastructure bill will greatly support demand for portland cement through the repair and replacement of bridges and roads.
High levels of cement demand in the US are a function of the country’s massive population and wealth, which generate considerable construction activity. However, the intensity of cement consumption – compared to building construction spending and population size – is low by global standards:
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