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Morocco: slight drop in OCP turnover

The Moroccan phosphate giant recorded a slight drop to $ 1.27 billion in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $ 1.29 billion a year earlier,
Morocco: slight drop in OCP turnover

The turnover of the Moroccan group OCP (formerly Office chérifien des phosphates) decreased slightly to 1.27 billion dollars in the 1st quarter 2020, against 1.29 billion dollars a year earlier, according to the results revealed this Friday May 29 by the giant of the phosphate industries.

The increase in fertilizer exports to key markets was offset by lower prices compared to the 1st quarter of 2019, said an OCP press release.

Compared to the 4th quarter of 2019, however, turnover increased by 5%, says the group, "mainly due to higher sales volumes and a slight recovery in prices at the start of the year thanks to increased demand, "reports Xinhua.

Thus, the gross margin was $ 765 million compared to $ 847 million in the same period of 2019, which led to a drop in the margin rate to 61% compared to 67% at the end of March 2019. " This decline is mainly due to the drop in fertilizer prices, which was only partially offset by the drop in sulfur and ammonia prices, "explains the group.