Economic Trivia

Morocco is the world's third-largest producer of phosphorus.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): Spain, France, and China
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Electrical Machinery, Motor Vehicles & Parts, and Apparel: Non Knit

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Phosphate Rock Mining and Processing; Food Processing; Leather Goods; Textiles

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $281,420,173,467 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.222% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $7,857 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 57/195 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.635% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $46,264,659,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 49.8% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -1.949% (2012)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 17.905% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($4,531,144,683) (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 12,714,232 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 37.473% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.567% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 42.96% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 9.332% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $46,965,383,635 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $36,355,748,152 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 62.062% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $2,318,278,920 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $14,681,864,426 (2016)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Morocco’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank