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) $298,229,651,284 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.1% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $8,217 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 55/195 (2017)

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 %) 0.755% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $49,752,245,070 (2017)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 49.8% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -1.949% (2012)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 15.788% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($3,850,404,019) (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 12,714,484 (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$) $50,946,966,570 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $40,136,710,689 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 64.373% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $2,645,339,460 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $16,523,528,005 (2017)
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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