Arab Country Profiles

Morocco

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  • Country name : Kingdom of Morocco
  • Capital : Rabat
  • Area : 710,850 km²
  • Population : 36,107,904 (2018)
  • Population growth rate : 1.31% (2017)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 77.1 years (2017)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 25.77% - 15-64 years : 67.49% - 65 years and over : 6.74%
  • Urbanisation : 60.69% (2016)
  • Labour force : 12 million (2017)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $136.08 billion (2017)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 3.8% (2017)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 14.8% - industry : 29.1% - services : 56%
  • GDP – per capita : $8,600 (2017)
  • 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 : 2.6% (2017)
  • 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 : $26.9 billion (2017)
  • Exports to Belgium : $332.4 million (2017)
  • Exports – commodities : clothing and textiles, electric components, inorganic chemicals, minerals, fertilisers, petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables, fish
  • Exports – partners : Spain (24),France (21%), Italy (4.7),US (3.5), India (3.4) (2016)
  • Imports in general : $47.1 billion (2017)
  • Imports from Belgium : $877.983 million (2017)
  • Imports – commodities : crude petroleum, textile fabric, telecom equipment, wheat, gas, electricity, plastics
  • Imports – partners : Spain 16%, France 13%, China 9.2%, US 6.4%, Italy 5.5% (2016)
  • Current account balance : -$4.4 billion (2017)
  • Budget : revenues : $26.63 billion - expenditures : $30.71 billion (2017)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $22.97 billion (31 December 2017)

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