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Country data

Iran 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013f 2014f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 88.9 90.9 90.8 99.2 97.5* 107.1 114.3
GDP per capita ($) 2,851 2,885 2,850 3,082 2,999* 3,260 3,446
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 5.6 4.8 3.6 5 3* 4.5 4.8
Government revenue (% of GDP) 32.5 29.3 27.5 27.8 27.7 28.2 28.4
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 31.8 31.1 31.9 34.6 35.2 33.7 32.6
Total government debt (gross, % of GDP) 48.2 48 51.3 54.4 59.6 61.2 61.1
Current account balance (% of GDP) -5.2 -5.4 -4.1 -8.1 -9.6* -7 -5.8
Value of oil imports 9.4 6.7 8.1 11.2 12.1 12.4 12.2
Value of oil & gas exports 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.9
Inflation (%) 4.2 -1.6 2.2 0.9 2.6 2.5 2.5
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: June 2013

Morocco trends

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Subscription

20 March 2014, 12:58 GMT

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards September 2013

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2013 Subscription

20 October 2013, 7:57 GMT | By

Over $8bn awarded in September in the Middle East


Gulf faces challenge to expand fertiliser range Subscription

25 September 2013, 6:55 GMT | By

Middle East looks to diversify fertiliser products, but phosphate minerals unevenly distributed

Middle East and North Africa region Muslim population percentage

Religious pluralism amid restrictions Subscription

4 September 2013, 11:58 GMT | By

Growing sectarian tensions are further restricting the Middle East’s diverse religious groups

Contract awards Aug 2013

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2013 Subscription

2 September 2013, 10:58 GMT | By

Over $10bn awarded in August in the Middle East region

Middle East contracts July 2013

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2013 Subscription

11 August 2013, 12:05 GMT | By

Over $31.6bn awarded in July in the Middle East region

Maroc stake

Etisalat cautious this time round Subscription

25 July 2013, 13:10 GMT

UAE operator is taking its time studying the Maroc Telecom deal after its disastrous India expansion

Middle East and North Africa LNG market

Gas imports rise as demand soars Subscription

11 July 2013, 8:06 GMT | By

To meet rising demand for gas, governments are investing in liquefied natural gas terminals

Samir net income 2008-2012

Samir Subscription

9 July 2013, 13:50 GMT | By Tom Pepper

The Moroccan firm has completed an upgrade of its main refinery at Mohammedia

European dream: The Spanish coastlined is visible from Tangiers' old town

Morocco port steps up fight against illegal immigration Subscription

25 June 2013, 6:58 GMT | By

Morocco’s Tanger Med port is tackling illegal immigration with a new security system. The latest technology will also help improve efficiency at the port

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Maroc stake

Etisalat cautious this time round Subscription

25 July 2013, 13:10 GMT

UAE operator is taking its time studying the Maroc Telecom deal after its disastrous India expansion

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Special reports

Morocco's Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane

Morocco: Subsidies cast shadow over economy Subscription

14 August 2013, 13:28 GMT

Morocco’s Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane is coming under pressure from all sides

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Market presentations

Middle East Outlook 2013

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

18 August 2013, 7:46 GMT

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

Mena renewables 2013

Webinar: MENA Renewable Energy Subscription

12 May 2013, 12:38 GMT

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

Solar power panels

Arab states plan renewable energy capacity hike Subscription

24 November 2011, 13:00 GMT

Get exclusive insight into the drivers behind the ambitious 2020 renewable energy programmes in the Middle East

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Top 10 projects


Rank Project Name Sector Contract value ($m)
1 Ch'Rafate City Construction 3,000
2 Safi IPP Power 1,800
3 Bahia Bay Construction 1,200
4 Tangier-Mediterranean Container Port: Phase 2 Transport 1,095
5 Jorf Lasfar Coal Fired Power Plant Expansion Power 1,050
6 Moroccan Solar Plan: Ouarzazate Solar IPP: Noor 1 (CSP) Power 1,000
6 Al-Firdaous Integrated Housing Project Construction 1,000
6 Al Houara Development Construction 1,000
9 Royal Ranches Marrakech Construction 850
10 Bab AlBahr Construction 750
10 Park Hyatt Marrakech Construction 750
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Click through to MEED's Q4 2013 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: January 2014; All projects are in execution

Tenders & project awards

EY wins contract for Moroccan solar scheme Subscription

16 February 2014, 8:05 GMT | By

UK firm will provide financial advisory services for Noor 2 and Noor 3 projects

Morocco: Study of rural electrification and financial and economic impact Subscription

13 January 2014, 10:29 GMT

Consultant required to conduct a study of the social, environmental, and economic impacts of rural electrification on individual, collective and general level

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Samir Subscription

The Moroccan firm has completed an upgrade of its main refinery at Mohammedia

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Moroccan Financial Board Subscription

Plans to develop Casablanca Finance City will be tough in the current economic climate

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Salaheddine Mezouar Subscription

28 October 2013, 5:56 GMT

Salaheddine Mezouar is foreign affairs minister, Morocco

Abdelkader Amara Subscription

28 October 2013, 5:52 GMT

Abdelkader Amara is energy, mining, water and environment minister

Mohamed Hassad Subscription

28 October 2013, 5:48 GMT

Mohamed Hassad is interior minister, Morocco

Abdelilah Benkirane Subscription

28 October 2013, 5:31 GMT

Abdelilah Benkirane is prime minister, Morocco

Marco Mignogna Subscription

11 September 2013, 11:04 GMT

Marco Mignogna is chief executive officer and president, Eurogate Tanger

Hartmut Goeritz Subscription

11 September 2013, 10:57 GMT

Hartmut Goeritz is director-general of APM Terminals, Tanger Med

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