Cement Labor Shortages Still Dog County Construction
May 26, 2005 Mr. Cancio said Florida consumes 9.5 million tons of cement annually and has a production capacity of 5.4 million. The remaining 4.1 million tons, about 40, must be imported from Brazil, Colombia, Greece, Spain, Sweden and Venezuela. Prices might stabilize in mid-2006, he said. Some of the cement abroad has been going to China.