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Moroccan market expands 40% in March

13 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco jumped 40.2 per cent to 1,277,221t in March 2021 when compared with March 2020 when 910,994t was supplied to the domestic market, according to the Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. In the January-March 2021 period, deliveries were up 3.9 per cent YoY to 3.394Mt from 3.267Mt in the 3Q20. These data reflect deliveries by APC members Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc.

New Agadir plant to enter production in July

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s new cement plant in Souss-Massa, 45km southwest of Agadir, Morocco, is expected to be commissioned at the end of July. The 1.6Mta plant represents an investment of MAD3bn (US$334.6m) and is equipped with the latest technologies, in line with the company’s “Plant of Tomorrow” concept. It will include automation, robotic, artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance technologies. Moreover, from 2023, the plant will be supplied with wind power and use alternative fuels.

Moroccan cement demand declines 8% in February

15 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco fell eight per cent to 1,079,983t in February 2021 from 1,173,350t in February 2020, reports the country’s Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. In the January-February 2021 period demand decreased 10.1 per cent YoY to 2,116,988t from 2,355,548t in the 2M20.

Moroccan market contracts 12% in January

16 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco by members of the country’s cement association, APC, saw a 12.3 per cent drop in January 2021, according to data published by the Ministry of Urbanism and Housing. Dispatches by Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc declined from 1,182,198t to 1,037,005t in the first month of 2021.

Cement demand slips 1% in Morocco in December

08 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Morocco declined 0.8 per cent YoY to 1.18Mt in December 2020, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism. Deliveries to the infrastructure segment increased 7.3 per cent YoY to 102,520t in December 2020, but offtake to the ready-mix concrete segment fell by 4.8 per cent YoY to 202,802t. Building deliveries were down 2.4 per cent to 55,486t while the prefabricated segment slipped 0.9 per cent to 102,520t. Retail sales remained largely stable at 764,211t. Full-year ...

Moroccan cement demand up 7% in November

14 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco increased 6.7 per cent YoY to 1,107,370t in November 2020 from 1,038,250t in November 2019, according to the Ministry of National Land Use, Urbanisation and Housing. Sales in the key retail segment advanced 9.3 per cent YoY to 745,592t while the ready-mix concrete sector saw a 2.2 per cent drop in offtake. The building and infrastructure markets saw an increase of 13.2 and 11.9 per cent, respectively to 46,473t and 44,893t. The prefabricated segment slipped by 0.5 p...

Moroccan demand sees 8% decline in October

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco fell 7.8 per cent YoY to 1,249,416t in October 2020 from 1,354,775t in October 2019, according to the Ministry of National Land Use, Urbanisation and Housing. The ready-mix concrete and infrastructure segments in particular faced challenges. Deliveries to the ready-mix concrete segment fell by 15 per cent to 204,828t while infrastructure offtake was down 14.5 per cent YoY to 47,798t. The building segment noted a 12.9 per cent YoY drop to 53,070t. Deliveries in ...

LafargeHolcim Maroc voted Top Performers for CSR

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc was named Top Performers for Corporate Social Rrsponsibility (CSR) 2020 by Vigeo Eiris, the independent rating agency in the areas of environment, social and governance. Vigeo honoured LafargeHolcim Morocco for its performance in terms of environmental strategy and protection of biodiversity, continuous improvement of health and safety conditions at work, prevention of discrimination and promotion of gender equality, and also its contribution to the socio-economic d...

Chryso acquires majority stake in APTEX

15 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Chryso Group has signed of an agreement to acquire a majority stake in APTEX, a Moroccan construction chemicals company. The Chryso brand has made construction chemicals for the Moroccan market for more than 30 years, while APTEX has been operating for two years in the country, and has a production unit and an application laboratory located in Casablanca. The Chryso-APTEX joint venture will provide cement manufacturers, concrete and precast producers, applicators, construction comp...

Morocco's cement market expands 8% in September

07 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement deliveries increased 7.9 per cent YoY to 1,244,689t in September 2020 from 1,154,101 in the year-ago period, according to data by the Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. The infrastructure sector saw its deliveries rise by 36 per cent to 58,170t while building increased its offtake by 6.7 per cent to 58,187t. Sales to the prefabricated segment advanced by 14.4 per cent to 106,038t. Deliveries to the ready-mix concrete sector were up by 8.4 per cent to 199,911t. However, t...