Social housing boosts Moroccan cement consumption

Social housing boosts Moroccan cement consumption
Published: 23 December 2011

The revival of Morocco’s social housing programme has given a significant boost to the country’s cement consumption. In November, demand for the building material was up 9.25% YoY. This brings the figure for the year to date to 14.59Mt, according to the Ministry of Housing.

The highest consumption figures were recorded in the regions of Greater Casablanca and Tangier-Tetouan, with 2.22Mt and 1.62Mt, respectively. They are also the areas with the highest building starts of social housing units – 30,498 for Casablanca and 29,913 for Tangier-Tetouan.

These two regions are followed by those of Fez-Boulemane (10,708 units), Sous-Massa-Draa (10,502 starts), Marrakech Tensift Haouz al (8241 units) and Chaouia-Ouardigha (7081), with cement consumption ranging between 0.67-1.46Mt.