Moroccan cement sales notes 4.5 per cent drop in May

Moroccan cement sales notes 4.5 per cent drop in May
Published: 10 June 2014

Tagged Under: Morocco cement consumption 

Cement sales in Morocco continue to decline as dispatches in May fell 4.46 per cent, bringing the year-to-date fall to 3.37 per cent.

The largest decrease was noted in the region of Oued Eddahab-Lagouira where sales plunged 18.5 per cent YoY to 13,273t. In Casablanca sales slipped 1.9 per cent to 835,469t in May 2014. However, in Guelmim-Es-Smar sales jumped 27.4 per cent to 97,353t.

Moroccan cement producers have seen the domestic market contract significantly since 2012 when sales fell 1.6 per cent YoY, followed by a further decrease of 6.4 per cent in 2013.