According to the Portland Cement Association's U.S. Cement Consumption Forecast, U.S. consumption is expected to increase by 3.4%. This rate, while still an increase, would be smaller than 5% forecast predicted in the fall. Consumption is forecasted at 4.3% in 2017:

“The new forecast reflects the implementation of the new multi-year highway bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act,” said Edward Sullivan, PCA chief economist and group vice-president. “However, our forecast still reflects a deterioration in global growth conditions, an even weaker projection for oil prices, and a tightening of U.S. monetary policy.”

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