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Country data

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Morocco 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 90.9 90.8 99.2 95.9 103.8 112.6* 121.9
GDP per capita ($) 2,885 2,850 3,082 2,949 3,160 3,392* 3,638
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 4.8 3.6 5.0 2.7 4.4 3.5* 4.7
Government revenue (% of GDP) 29.3 27.5 27.8 28.7 28.3 27.9* 28.1
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 31.1 31.9 34.5 36.1 33.8 32.9* 32.4
General government debt (gross, % of GDP) 48.0 51.3 54.4 60.4 64.6 66* 66.2
Current account balance (% of GDP) -5.4 -4.1 -8.0 09.7 -7.6 -6.8* -5.8
Inflation (%) -1.6 2.2 0.9 2.6 0.4 2.2* 1.8
Population (millions) 31.5 31.9 32.2 32.5 32.9 33.2* 33.5
Unemployment (%) 9.1 9.1 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.1* 9.0
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: February 2015

Morocco trends

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia assault could cripple North African tourism Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

Tunisia attack also bad for Egypt and Morocco tourism

Philippa Wilkinson

Renewables financing deals show opportunities Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Financing for renewables projects still relies on development banks

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

Wind power a contender in North Africa

Wind power a contender in North Africa Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Latest bid prices put onshore wind in Egypt on par with gas generation

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

Coal-fired power plant

Coal back on the agenda Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

GCC and North Africa look to coal for power generation

Rabat leads the way with renewables

Rabat leads the way with renewables Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

North African state has most ambitious renewable energy targets in the region

UN needs to consider its options as Morocco drills in Western Sahara

UN needs to consider its options Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

Inaction over Morocco’s drilling in the Western Sahara may not be the best policy

The Wessal Bouregreg development in Rabat, in Morocco

Revamping Morocco’s biggest cities Subscription

17 December 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Channelled through investment fund Wessal Capital, billions of dollars in Gulf money is reshaping the centre of the cities of Rabat and Sale

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Special reports

Morocco's King Mohammed VI

Morocco: Subsidy reform leading the region Subscription

20 August 2014

Subsidy controls implemented by King Mohammed VI and the government have yielded results

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Market presentations

Middle East Outlook 2013

A region in transition: Middle East outlook 2013 and beyond Subscription

18 August 2013

Insight and analysis on the economic and projects outlook for the Middle East

Mena renewables 2013

Webinar: MENA Renewable Energy Subscription

12 May 2013

In this presentation, MEED discusses the trends and prospects for renewable power in the region

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Top 10 projects

Rank

Rank Project Name Sector Contract value ($m)
1 Ch'Rafate City Construction 3,000
2 Safi IPP Power 1,800
3 Bahia Golf Beach Construction 1,200
4 Moroccan Solar Plan: Ouarzazate Solar IPP: Noor 1 (CSP) Power 1,100
5 Tangier-Mediterranean Container Port: Phase 2 Transport 1,095
6 Royal Ranches Marrakech Construction 850
7 Moroccan Solar Plan: Ouarzazate Solar IPP: Noor 3 (CSP) Power 770
8 Park Hyatt Marrakech Construction 750
8 Bab AlBahr Construction 750
10 Chbika Project: Phase 1 Construction 720
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Click through to MEED's Q1 2015 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: May 2015; All projects are in execution

Tenders & project awards

Morocco: Ports consultancy Subscription

15 June 2015 | By

Provision of consultancy services comprising climate change adaptation investment in the ports sector

Morocco: Water supply works Subscription

28 May 2015 | By

Carrying out a project to strengthen the supply of water

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Companies

Al Omrane Group Subscription

Al Omrane Group established in 2007 builds housing developments across Morocco for the state

Office National de l'Electricite (ONE) logo

Office National de l'Electricite Subscription

Office National de l’Electricite (ONE) is responsible for electricity in Morocco

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