• Morocco


    Morocco has used its proximity to Europe and relatively low labour costs to build a diverse, market-oriented economy, marked by steady growth, low inflation and gradually falling unemployment. The country also seeks to expand its renewable energy capacity with a goal of making renewable 40% of electricity output by 2020. Key sectors of the economy include agriculture, tourism, phosphates, textiles, apparel and subcomponents.

    Name Kingdom of Morocco

    Capital Rabat

    Name of parliament Parliament of Morocco

    Parliament website www.parlement.ma

    Languages Arabic (official), Berber languages, French 

    Area 446 550 km2

    Population 32 987 206 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Crude petroleum, textile fabric, telecommunications equipment, wheat, gas and electricity, transistors, plastics

    Exports Clothing and textiles, electric components, inorganic chemicals, transistors, crude minerals, fertilisers (including phosphates), petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables, fish

    Currency Moroccan dirham

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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