According to PCA’s 2013 Apparent Use of Portland Cement, State & Market Report, overall cement consumption growth reached 4.3 percent in 2013, which was driven by residential and nonresidential buildings (10.5 and 15.9 percent, respectively). The public sector was a drag, decreasing 1.4 percent from 2012.
The report includes detailed consumption patterns and estimates portland cement consumption in 46 construction classifications for 56 state and partial-state geographic areas. PCA revised its Apparent Use model in order to more accurately estimate the use of cement by construction sector. The results reflect a more balanced cement market, with modest reductions in public and residential construction, a larger nonresidential market, and structural changes in the composition of sub-sectors.