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Portland Cement Association forecasts cement demand decline in 2020 and 2021
US: The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has forecasted a fourth-quarter cement demand decline of 1.5% year-on-year in 2020, slowing to 0.9% throughout 2021. It said that all three of its post-coronavirus economic recovery scenarios involved a decline until mid-2021, primarily due to “weak construction sectors specifically within retail, hotel and office” non-residential markets, though in the best-case scenario a vaccine could prompt a recovery in these sectors, reducing total demand decline to 0.1% in the second half of 2021. A worst-case W-shaped scenario would result from state governments implementing second lockdowns. Senior vice president and chief economist Ed Sullivan said, “We think that the gradual sustained recovery – the U – has the largest likelihood, followed by the vaccine scenario. The growth-interrupted W scenario is the least likely. He said that in each case federal spending in the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 would be essential “in preventing a deep and prolonged downturn in economic recovery,” as it did in the second and third quarters of 2020. /GlobalCement
UAECEMENT.COm - Oct, 18,2020

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