PESTLE Insights: Morocco – Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Mining, manufacturing and utilities sector contributed 23.3% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (17.7%), and agriculture sector (13.9%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 4%, 4.3% and 3.8% respectively in 2019

RabatSalé Kénitra and Casablanca Settat are the major regions of Morocco in terms of economic activity (47.7% share) and contributed 33.9% of the total population in 2015

Ireland, France, Denmark, and the UAE contributed the largest share of FDI inflow to Morocco in 2018


– According to World Bank's Logistics Performance Index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Morocco declined over the last two years with a decrease in rank from 86th in 2016 to 109th out of 160 countries in 2018

– The overall Casablanca Stock Market Index MASI has exhibited a downward trend over the last one year. As of June 21 2019, the MASI index decreased by 6.8%, compared to June 20 2018

Reasons to buy

- Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

- PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

- Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

- This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Companies mentioned


Maroc Telecom


Wafa Assurance

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Morocco’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Middle East and North Africa, and the World Average

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1100)

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index

Exhibit 4: Casablanca Stock Market IndexMASI

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy (20142021f)

Exhibit 6: FDI inflow by Nature of Operation (20112018) and FDI Inflow by Sector (20152018)

Exhibit 7: FDI Inflow by Country (20152018) and FDI Share of FDI Stock by Sector (2018)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (20142021f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2018)

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (20142021f)

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (20142021f)

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 20152018

Exhibit 14: Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof, 2018

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (June 2012June 2019)

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation Rate (20142021f)

Exhibit 17: Public Finance (20142021f)

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (20142021f)

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (20142021f)

Exhibit 20: Labor Force Participation Rate (20142021f)

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index (20142021f)

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (1990,2000,2010,2020)

Exhibit 23: Agegroup Share of Total Population (1990,2000,2010,2020)

Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1990,2000,2010,2020)

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2018E

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million population, 2018

Exhibit 27: Hightechnology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) (2017)

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Morocco 2019

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (rankings) 2018

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (20122017)


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