For the first 11 months of the year, Moroccan sales fell nearly 1.76% recording 13.35Mt against 13.59Mt during the same period in 2009. The decline of 22.71% in November 2010 sales compared with same month a year ago, shows the same downward trend. In November 2009 sales registered1.1Mt to 857,430t at the end of November 2010. This fall can be explained by the seasonal decline in demand, mainly due to the Eid El Adha and a sharp deceleration of construction activity. In addition, severe weather in late November also impacted and disrupted the pace of work on building sites.
A spokesperson for the Moroccan cement association has said that regional sales have shown signs of slowing in 2010. The Marrakech market has declined by 2.86% per cent. Tangier-Tetouan was down 10.92%, the Oriental nearly 5%, Casablanca (2.63%). In the region Doukkala-Abda, are sales fell 17.22% to end November. In contrast, the southern region has seen some positive developments. Demand in Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira achieved a 17.83% rise. Even better, Guelmim Es-Smara achieved an exceptional increase of 30%. And in Agadir consumption grew by 10.49%.