Confidence returns to North America‘s clay brick industry

Almost ten years after the real estate crisis in the USA, which grew into a global banking and financial crisis, confidence in North America‘s brick industry is growing. The following market overview explains the market development and which measures were taken by the clay brick industry to adapt to the market changes.

1 Introduction

At the end of 2016, economists still largely disagreed about the impact Donald Trump‘s election will have on the American economy. The majority of experts believe that the presidency will have a positive or very positive effect on the construction industry. But there are also plenty of business leaders, especially from the construction industry, who do not believe in a significant change. Thus housing construction was virtually ignored in the election campaign, in any case improvement to the infrastructure was considered a more important issue. In December the US Portland Cement...

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