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Morocco’s cement deliveries expand by 9% in February

06 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, APC ( Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc, LafargeHolcim Maroc and Novacim ) increased by 8.5 per cent YoY to 1,076,538t in February 2024 from 991,906t in February 2023, according to he Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and Urban Policy. Of this total, deliveries to the retail sector edged up by 2.6 per cent YoY to 624,585t from 608,702t in February 2023. Sales to the ready-mi...

LafargeHolcim Maroc posts 3% pick-up in revenue

05 March 2024, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc reported a revenue of MAD8212m (US$816.2m) in 2023, up 2.8 per cent YoY from MAD7975m in 2022. The advance is attributed to higher cement sales and increased clinker exports. In the 4Q23 alone, revenue was up 2.3 per cent YoY due to higher cement sales in the domestic market. LafargeHolcim Maroc decreased its net debt by 11.3 per cent to MAD4864m at the end of 2023 from MAD5486m at the end of 2022.

Moroccan cement deliveries up 7% in January

13 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, APC ( Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc, LafargeHolcim Maroc and Novacim ) increased by 6.6 per cent YoY to 1,130,187t, according to he Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and Urban Policy. Of this total, the retail sector accounted for 648,341t, with deliveries down 0.1 per cent from 647,656t in January 2023. The ready-mix concrete sector increased its off take by 17.4 per c...

Morocco: better times ahead?

05 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Following a challenging business environment in 2022, Moroccan cement producers can look forward to better times. However, overcapacity will see producers look beyond the country’s borders as they develop export markets to sell production surpluses. Economic growth is set to resume as Morocco recovers after the COVID-19 pandemic (© ©  J.K2507) Morocco’s economic growth fell by 7.2 per cent YoY in 2020 but recovered the following year, when GDP expanded by eight per cent. In 2022...

Ciments du Maroc appoints new Director General

05 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Severin Weig has been appointed Director General at Ciments du Maroc ( Heidelberg Materials Group ). Mr Weig is keen to get started on his new role at Ciments du Maroc and already has clear ideas on what needs to be achieved. "I am energised to work with a remarkable team in a captivating country," said Mr Weig. "Introducing evoBuild, our innovative suite of sustainable products, is at the top of the agenda!"

LafargeHolcim Morocco inaugurates Sustainable Construction Lab

22 January 2024, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Morocco has inaugurated  its sustainable Construction Lab (SCL), its research and innovation centre, in the presence of several personalities from the construction sector. With an indoor and outdoor space, the showroom aims to present in an innovative and attractive way the latest products and construction solutions developed by LafargeHolcim Morocco and its partners. This will allow visitors to enjoy an immersive experience and to project themselves into the diversity of ...

Moroccan cement association welcomes Novacim membership

18 January 2024, Published under Cement News

The Assembly General of L’Association Profesionelle des Cimentiers (APC) has ratified the decision of its Board of Directors to welcome Novacim , the new Moroccan producer of clinker and cement. Novacim has a 1.6Mta cement plant located in Oulad Ghanem , El Jadida, requiring an investment of MAD2.6m (US$0.259m). With this new unit, the cement supply of APC members reaches a production capacity of 24.6Mta.

Moroccan cement deliveries advance 19% in December

05 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association APC (Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc) have increased by 19.1 per cent YoY to 1,122,290t in December 2023 from 942,317t in December 2022, according to he Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and Urban Policy. Of this total, deliveries to the retail segment were up 8.7 per cent YoY to 641,266t in December 2023 from 589,721t in the year-ago period, while the deliv...

Morocco’s cement demand stable in November

19 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association APC ( Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc ) have remained stable in November 2023, up 0.2 per cent YoY to reach 1,114,178t from 1,112,013t in November 2022, according to the Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and City Policy. However, the large retail sector saw a 5.2 per cent YoY drop to 652,379t in November 2023 from 688,3332t as did the building segment which r...

Morocco’s key producers see 4% uptick in October domestic sales

08 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association APC ( Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc ) expanded by 3.7 per cent YoY to 1,087,867t in October 2023 from 1,048,975t in October 2022, according to the Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and City Policy. Infrastructure sales jumped by 64.6 per cent YoY to 78,541t in October 2023 from 47,724t in October 2022, but the largest market, retail, noted a 3.2 per cent Yo...