Morocco

Morocco : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$40.39 billion (2011 est.)
$32.65 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$20.99 billion (2011 est.)
$17.58 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

1.4% (2011 est.)
1% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

8.9% (2011 est.)
9.1% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$5,100 (2011 est.)
$5,000 (2010 est.)
$4,800 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

4.2% (2010 est.)
4.9% (2009 est.)
5.6% (2008 est.)

Internet users

13.213 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

31.928 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.054% (2012 est.)

Population

32,309,239 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, a series of Moroccan Muslim dynasties began to rule in Morocco.

In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurated a golden age.

The Alaouite dynasty, to which the current Moroccan royal family belongs, dates from the 17th century.

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Morocco

Economic overview

Morocco's market economy benefits from the country's relatively low labor costs and proximity to Europe, which aid key areas of the economy such as agriculture, light manufacturing, tourism, and remittances.

Morocco is also the world's largest exporter of phosphate, which has long provided a source of export earnings and economic stability.

Economic policies pursued since 2003 by King MOHAMMED VI have brought macroeconomic stability to the country with generally low inflation, improved financial performance, and steady progress in developing the service and industrial sectors.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Morocco November 2013 Updater

Country Forecast Morocco November 2013 Updater

  • $ 730
  • Country report
  • November 2013
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

OVERVIEW The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the political situation to remain generally stable in 2014-18. However, there is potential for political unrest to escalate. Despite some political reform, ...

  • Countries : Morocco

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

  • Countries : World, South America, Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, South Korea, Philippines, Guinea, Congo, Democratic Republic Of, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Argentina, United States, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominica, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, South Africa, Uruguay, Suriname, Paraguay, Guyana, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Panama, Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras, Haiti, Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia (slovak Republic), Russian Federation, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, France, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Belgium, Austria, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Syrian Arab Republic, Pakistan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Kuwait, Japan, Israel, India, China, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tunisia, Sudan, Nigeria, Morocco, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Kenya, Ivory Coast (cote D'ivoire), Gabon, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Botswana, Angola, Algeria, Oceania, Peru, Cuba, Oman, Iraq, Iran

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Morocco

D&B Country Insight Report: Morocco

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • March 2014
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country's overall political, economic ...

  • Countries : Morocco

ISA

Middle East and North Africa - ISA Risk Forecasts

Middle East and North Africa - ISA Risk Forecasts

  • $ 249
  • Country report
  • July 2014
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed risk forecasts for each country within the region. Risk assessments are made in a number of fields, including domestic and international political risk, domestic and international ...

  • Countries : Africa, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, World, Yemen, Syrian Arab Republic, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel, Bahrain, Tunisia, Sudan, Morocco, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Egypt, Algeria, Oman, Iraq

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Morocco

Country Economic Forecasts > Morocco

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • June 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Despite the impact of a second year of recession in the Eurozone on trade and tourism, GDP growth in Morocco picked up to 4.4% in 2013 as agriculture rebounded after drought. A slowdown to 3.5-4% is forecast ...

  • Countries : Morocco

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