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General


Population: 32,987,206 (2014), 32,649,130 (2013)
Land Area: 446,550 sq km
Natural Resources: Phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt
Capital: Rabat
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: King Mohamed VI (July 30th 1999)
Head of Government: Abdelillah Benkirane (November 29th 2011)
Languages: Arabic, Berber dialects, French
Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Major Religions: Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%
Major Ethnicities: Arab-Berber 99.1%, Other 0.7%, Jewish 0.2%
Life Expectancy: 76.51 years (2014), 76.31 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 104.8 billion (2013), 97.53 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 180 billion (2013), 174 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 5,500 (2013), 5,400 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.1% (2013), 3% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 15.1%, Industry 31.7%, Services 53.2% (2012)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 44.6%, Industry 19.8%, Services 35.5% (2006)
Industries: Phosphate rock mining and processing, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, tourism
Agriculture Products: Barley, wheat, citrus, wine, vegetables, olives; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.617 (129th)(2014), 0.591 (130th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 4.541 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 9.5% (2013), 9% (2012)

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Army Size: 200 800 (2004)
Budget: 5% of GDP (2003)

Current Situation

 

Morocco is located in North Africa. Morocco bordered by Algeria, Mauritania and Spain. The main employer in Morocco is the agricultural sector, however the economy is modernizing with sectors like the telecom and tourism growing steadily.

(2014) Morocco's economy continues to grow steadily and unlike most of its arab neighbours political stability will continue to be maintained and foreign investments will keep flowing into the economy.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Morocco
Wikipedia: Morocco
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MAR.html

Updated on: November 2nd, 2014