U.S. Homebuilders Wrestle with Cement Shortages

The United States normally imports about 20 percent of its cement. But high shipping costs and a worldwide building boom have drastically cut U.S. imports and driven prices upward. In the Southwest and elsewhere, U.S. homebuilders face higher prices and supply shortages. Ted Robbins reports.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.