COVID ECON
PCA's Market Intelligence Group has periodically released half-hour economic briefings outlining the impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy, with specific focus on cement consumption and construction activity. 

New briefings the last Thursday of every month. 


Fall Cement Outlook: Oct. 10, 2020

Topics include:

  • Macroeconomic & COVID-19 Data 
  • Macroeconomic, Construction, and Cement Outlook
  • Longer Term Considerations

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Briefing #6 - August 27, 2020

Topics include:

  • Recent Covid & Macroeconomic Information.
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Scenarios.
  • Recent Cement Consumption Data & Outlook.
  • Key Risks #1: Ongoing Federal Support
  • Key Risks #2: A Vaccine Scenario

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Regional Economic Briefing: Western U.S.

Topics Include:

  • Five-Year Cement Consumption Outlook
  • Key Regional Macroeconomic Outlook Assumptions
  • Alternate 'W' Regional Scenario and potential implications
  • Discussion of unique regional trends and risks 

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Regional Economic Briefing: Northeastern U.S.

Topics Include:

  • Five-Year Cement Consumption Outlook
  • Key Regional Macroeconomic Outlook Assumptions
  • Alternate 'W' Regional Scenario and potential implications
  • Discussion of unique regional trends and risks 

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Regional Economic Briefing: Southeastern U.S.

Topics Include:

  • Five-Year Cement Consumption Outlook
  • Key Regional Macroeconomic Outlook Assumptions
  • Alternate 'W' Regional Scenario and potential implications
  • Discussion of unique regional trends and risks 

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Regional Economic Briefing: Central U.S.

Topics Include:

  • West North Central, West South Central Census Divisions
  • Five-Year Cement Consumption Outlook
  • Key Regional Macroeconomic Outlook Assumptions
  • Alternate 'W' Regional Scenario and potential implications
  • Discussion of unique regional trends and risks 

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Briefing #5 - July 9, 2020

Topics include:

  • CEO Survey & Industry Pulse
  • Recent Macroeconomic Conditions & COVID-19 Information
  • Key Macroeconomic Outlook Assumptions
  • Likely Economic & Cement Consumption Scenarios
  • Longer Term Considerations

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Briefing #4 - May 28, 2020

Topics include:

  • Recent Macroeconomic Information
  • CEO Survey & Industry Pulse
  • Cement Consumption Data
  • Macroeconomic Two Year Outlook
  • Cement Consumption Two Year Outlook
  • Key Risks #1: State Finances
  • Key Risks #2: The Return of the Virus
  • Longer Term Considerations

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Briefing #3 - April 30, 2020

Topics include:

  • Macroeconomic conditions
  • The transition from shutdown
  • Near term cement consumption outlook
  • Risks associated with states re-opening

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Briefing #2 - April 9, 2020

Topics include:

  • Macroeconomic conditions
  • Industry pulse: survey results of cement industry CEOs
  • Preliminary estimates on the downturn in cement consumption
  • What the recovery might look like

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Briefing #1 - March 26, 2020

Topics include:

  • Macroeconomic conditions
  • Industry pulse
  • Estimates on cement consumption
  • What recovery looks like moving forward

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