Moroccan cement deliveries stable in April

Moroccan cement deliveries stable in April
16 May 2019

Cement deliveries in Morocco remained stable in April 2019 at 1.241Mt when compared with the 1.233Mt sold in April 2018, according to the country’s Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing.

Of this total, sales in the distribution segment, the largest domestic market, fell by 4.1 per cent YoY, but those in the ready-mix sector, the second-largest segment, advanced by 15.8 per cent to 211,949t. Deliveries to the housing sector improved 37.9 per cent to 66,651 while the prefab industry increased its off-take by 6.3 per cent to 110,348t. Infrastructure noted the largest fall at 22 per cent YoY to 38,043t.

January-April 2019
For the first four months of 2019, dispatches advanced 5.9 per cent YoY to 4.808Mt. In the 4M18 deliveries reached 4.532Mt. The housing sector reported the largest increase in deliveries, up 37.4 per cent to 272,426t when compared with the 4M18, followed by the ready-mix market, which saw off-take rise 20.6 per cent tot 827,760t. Smaller advances were noted by the prefab market (up 8.4 per cent to 423,909t) and the distribution segment (+2.1 per cent to 3,122,876t). Infrastructure deliveries fared less well as cement sales to this part of the construction market were down 22.8 per cent to 160,882t.

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