Arab Country Profiles

Morocco

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  • Country name : Kingdom of Morocco
  • Capital : Rabat
  • Area : 710,850 km²
  • Population : 32,987,206 (July 2014)
  • Population growth rate : 1.02% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 76.51 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 26.7% - 15-64 years : 66% - 65 years and over : 6.3%
  • Urbanisation : 59.7% (2014)
  • Labour force : 12 million (2014)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $112.6 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 3.5% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 14% - industry : 25% - services : 61%
  • GDP – per capita : $7,700 (2014)
  • Natural resources : phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt
  • Industries : phosphate rock mining and processing, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, tourism
  • Industrial production growth rate : 2.7% (2014)
  • Land use : arable land : 17.5% - permanents crops : 2.9% - other : 79.6%
  • Agricultural products : barley, wheat, citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, olives, livestock, wine
  • Exports in general : $19.56 billion (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium : $676 million (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : clothing and textiles, electric components, inorganic chemicals, minerals, fertilisers, petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables, fish
  • Exports – partners : France (21%), Spain (17.3), Brazil (5.4), India (4.9), US (4.6) (2014)
  • Imports in general : $40.04 billion (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $908 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : crude petroleum, textile fabric, telecom equipment, wheat, gas, electricity, plastics
  • Imports – partners : Spain 13.1%, France 12.1%, China 6.9%, US 6.8%, Saudi Arabia 6.2% (2014)
  • Current account balance : -$7.597 billion (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $29.4 billion - expenditures : $35 billion (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $20.97 billion (31 December 2014)

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