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Fact Sheet

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Morocco

Official Title:
Kingdom of Morocco


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Morocco
Year Exports Imports
2009 $375,133,726 $138,248,073
2010 $186,908,486 $141,247,860
2011 $299,794,541 $119,110,867
2012 $368,482,993 $154,114,584
2013 $440,068,827 $193,665,252
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Morocco
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $6,815,774 $4,362,614
02 Veg. Prod. $274,141,393 $67,290,968
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $76 $1,832,792
04 Food Prod. $897,365 $5,777,187
05 Mineral Prod. $693 $75,042,043
06 Chemical Prod. $400,613 $1,057,196
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,388,734 $135,227
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,482 $430,390
09 Wood Prod. $2,765,708 $61,444
10 Paper Prod. $10,877,038 $30,088
11 Textiles Prod. $415,287 $23,224,898
12 Dress Access. $9,643 $5,560,619
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $40,307 $374,796
14 Precious Metals/stones $112 $121,194
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,374,829 $121,240
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $19,250,456 $4,805,741
17 Vehicles and Equip. $117,156,910 $2,749,763
18 Specialized Inst. $1,979,513 $252,821
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,400 $
20 Misc. Articles $495,223 $349,620
21 Antiques $59,233 $79,123

Capital: Rabat
Population (million): 32.853
Total Area: 446,300km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 8.09 Dirham (MAD)(2013)
National Holiday: 30 July, Ascension of the Throne
Language(s): Arabic (official); Berber languages; French, Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Monarchy

Type of Government:
Bicameral Parliament: House of Representatives (elected), Chamber of Counsellors (elected by an electoral college, and renewed every three years)

Head of State:
His Majesty King Mohammed VI

Head of Government:
Abdelilah Benkirane

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs & Coop.: Salaheddine Mezouar
Economy & Finance: Mohamed Boussaid
Industry, Trade & Investment: Moulay Hafid El Alamy

Main Political Parties:
Rassemblement national des indépendants; Union constitutionnelle; Mouvement populaire; Alliance nationale; Parti de l’authenticité et de la modernité. Union socialiste des forces populaires; Parti Istiqlal; Parti du progrès et du socialisme; Gauche socialiste unifiée. Islamist: Parti de la justice et du développement. The country’s largest Islamist movement is the banned al-Adl wal-Ihsane (Justice and Charity)

Elections:
Last: November 2011 (legislative) the monarch is hereditary, Chef du Gouv. est assigné par le Roi. Prochaines (Chambre des représentants) en 2016


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Morocco Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 108.19 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 3293.22 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.54 2.01
Inflation: (%) 1.88 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 9.24 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $440,068,827
Canadian imports from country: $193,665,252
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Morocco: $ million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador, S.E. Nouzha Chekrouni

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Sandra McCardell (Morocco)


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21