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Ciments du Maroc to acquire Atlantic Cement and Cimsud

29 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Ciments du Maroc has announced it has signed an agreement with Anouar Invest for the acquisition of two cement companies, Atlantic Ciment and Cimsud. Atlantic Cement is currently building an integrated cement plant in Settat province. Cimsud has a 0.5Mta grinding unit at Laâyoune. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second half of this year and is subject to meeting several conditions.

Cement sales in Morocco up 4% in June

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco increased 4.1 per cent to 815,842t in June 2019 YoY, according to the Association professionelle des cimentiers (APC). In the first half of the year, domestic cement demand has advanced 2.1 per cent to 6.57Mt when compared with the 1H18. Deliveries for the building sector expanded most rapidly by 37.4 per cent in the first six months.

FLSmidth wins Morocco contract

20 June 2019, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth and Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc (SGTM) signed a contract with TEKCIM SA to build a 3600tpd greenfield cement plant in Ouled Ghanem, El-Jadida province, Morocco. The turnkey contract, in which FLSmidth has a share of DKK335m (US$53.7m), includes the supply of a full range of equipment from crushing to packing and load-out as well as supervision, engineering, commissioning and training of the local workforce. "The project includes state-of-the-art equipment that will prov...

APC members see May sales fall 13%

13 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc – members of Morocco’s cement association, APC – have seen their sales rise by 1.9 per cent YoY to 5.868Mt in the first five months of 2019 when compared with 5.761Mt in the 5M18, according to the country's Ministry of Urbanisation. However, in May sales fell by 13 per cent YoY to 1.06Mt from 1.219Mt in May 2018. Sales have been affected by Ramadan and celebrations of Eid El Fitr and Eid Lakbir, according to an APC ...

Moroccan cement deliveries stable in April

16 May 2019, Published under Cement News

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...

Moroccan cement demand advances 14% in March

03 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Morocco’s cement market expanded by 13.7 per cent to 1,278,216t in March 2019 when compared with 1,124,152t in March 2018, according to the country's Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. In the first quarter of 2019, cement demand increased 7.8 per cent YoY to 3,567,943t from 3,308,935t in 1Q18.

LafargeHolcim Maroc appoints new Chairman of the Board

25 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafargeholcim Maroc has appointed Ali Fassi Fihri, former chief executive of the National Office for Drininking Water and Electricity (ONEE), to chairman of the board. Mr Fihri, who was dismissed from ONEE by King Mohammed VI in October 2017, now replaces Tarafa Maraouane, who resigned from his position.

Moroccan demand increases 4% in February

19 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Morocco’s cement market expanded by 4.3 per cent in February to 1,115,641t from 1,069,926t in February 2018, according to the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The latest data indicates a modest deceleration of market growth when compared with January, when demand increased by 5.3 per cent YoY. In the first two months of 2019, domestic consumption advanced by 4.8 per cent to 2,289,727t from January-February 2018, when demand reached 2,184,783t.

Moroccan cement consumption rises to 1.17Mt in January

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco edged up to 1.17Mt in January 2019 from 1.11Mt in January 2017, according to the country’s cement association, APC. The rise in demand, which follows a market contraction of 3.7 per cent in 2018, has been welcomed with one operator commenting: “The recovery of the cement market is comforting. We hope that this upward trend will continue in the coming months.”

When the going gets tough

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The north African cement sector is facing a challenging time as declining demand has put into perspective the current overcapacity in the industry. With most of the region affected, export options are limited. Higher energy costs have also brought further challenges in some countries. By Kais Kriaa and Fatma Charfi, Alpha Mena, Tunisia. With production capacity tipped to reach 30Mta in 2019, Algeria’s cement industry has been transformed and has now become a net exporter of cement....