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Moroccan cement deliveries see 5% dip in August

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco declined 5.4 per cent to 1,071,990t in August 2022 when compared with August 2021, when 1,132,900t was dispatched, according to the country’s cement association, APC. The data includes shipments by APC members Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. In the first eight months of 2022, shipments reached 8,208,743t, a drop of 7.2 per cent when compared with 8,841,025t in the year-ago period.

Ciment du Maroc reports 5% rise in turnover

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Group -owned Ciments du Maroc posted a five per cent increase in turnover to MAD1.8bn (US$170.7m) in the 2Q22 from MAD1.7bn in the 2Q21. In addition, the company increased its investments by 195 per cent YoY to MAD160m as a result of the construction of its 0.7Mta Nador plant in northern Morocco. The facility is expected to come on-stream in the 3Q22.

July deliveries drop 30% in Morocco

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, AFCP, declined by 29.8 per cent in July 2022 to 630,479t from 898,429t in July 2021, according to Ipsos. The data is the aggregate delivery volume of Asment Temera, Cements de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. In the first seven months of 2022, cement deliveries by APC members fell 7.4 per cent YoY to 7.137Mt from 7.708Mt in the 7M21.

Morocco’s cement deliveries see 10% drop in June

05 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by APC members in Morocco declined 9.8 per cent to 1,229,636t in June 2022 when compared with June 2021, when deliveries reached 1,363,579t, according to Ipsos. Deliveries in the first six months of 2022 saw a drop of 4.7 per cent to 6,505,973t from 6,809,696t in the 6M21. APC members are Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc, LafargeHolcim Maroc.

Holcim puts Morocco at the head of its smart plant roll-out

01 July 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Holcim Maroc inaugurated its 1.6Mta Agadir-Souss cement plant in Morocco and with its AI technology and wind-powered energy supply from 2023, it is expected to set new standards for modern smart cement plants. The Agadir-Souss plant is at the forefront of smart plant development. It is located in Taroudant, 45km southwest of Agadir and represents an investment of MAD3bn (US$334.6m). Equipped with Holcim’s ‘Plant of Tomorrow’ (PoT) technology, the facility includes robotic lab au...

Holcim Maroc inaugurates Agadir plant

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has opened its 1.6Mta Agadir-Souss plant in southern Morocco. Built in 2021, the company invested MAD3bn (US$299m) in the plant, which includes automation and artificial intelligence to optimise the production process.   In terms of sustainable operation, the Agadir-Souss facility will be powered using wind power from 2023 onward and will also use alternative fuels. In addition, the works generated 1400 temporary jobs during construction and 200 direct jobs since its opening. F...

Moroccan deliveries up 7% in May

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco increased 7.1 per cent YoY to 945,706t in May 2022 from 882,785t in May 2021, according to Ipsos. The data relates to APC members Asment Temera, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. However, in the year to date deliveries contracted by 3.1 per cent to 5,276,337t when compared with January-May 2021 when deliveries reached 5,446,117t.

Morocco’s market contracts 23% in April

11 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement deliveries by Asment Temara ( Votorantim Cimentos ), Ciments de l'Atlas ( Addoha Group ), Ciments du Maroc ( HeidelbergCement Group ) and LafargeHolcim Maroc ( Holcim ) contracted by 22.8 per cent to 902,513t in April 2022 when compared with 1,169,122t in April 2021, according to Morocco’s cement association, APC. In the first four months of 2022 cement deliveries slipped by 5.1 per cent YoY to 4.331Mt from 4.563Mt in the January-April 2021 period.

March deliveries in Morocco down 7% YoY

07 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco declined seven per cent YoY to 1,188,217t in March 2022 from 1,277,221t according to data published by the Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The data include the dispatches of members of the cement producers’ association, APC (Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc). The downturn in cement deliveries has been attributed to inclement weather, the tightening of credit conditions for real estate development and a rise in b...

Votorantim Cimentos' regional results in 2021 reach almost record levels

04 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos reported close to record growth in all regions for its performance in 2021 with total cement sales of 37.2Mt across all regions. “Our business strategy and recent acquisitions, combined with our resilience and operational excellence led us to achieve sales growth in all regions and to close the year with record results,” said Marcelo Castelli, global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos. In Brazil Votorantim Cimentos had net revenue of BRL10.3bn (US$2.1bn) in 2021, a ...