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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

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

Masi Flottant Index

Morocco’s illiquid market Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Casablanca is trying to inject some much-needed life into its underperforming stock exchange, burdened by downgrades and disillusioned investors

November contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: November 2014 Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in November in the Middle East

Challenge: One barrier to developing alternative energy is the existence of fuel subsidies in the region

Region set to miss 2020 renewables target Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

Lack of regulatory frameworks holds back development of alternative energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Raising standards: ONCF is carrying out a major overhaul of rolling stock to improve comfort

Morocco adds new capacity Subscription

12 October 2014 | By Paul Melly

The high-speed rail line will support rising passenger traffic

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

There has been years of talk with little action

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MEED comment

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

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

There has been years of talk with little action

Mining

Morocco’s chance to lead the pack Subscription

7 August 2014

With the right management from Rabat, Morocco can become a global phosphates superpower

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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 Tangier-Mediterranean Container Port: Phase 2 Transport 1,095
5 Moroccan Solar Plan: Ouarzazate Solar IPP: Noor 1 (CSP) Power 1,000
6 Al-Firdaous Integrated Housing Project Construction 1,000
7 Royal Ranches Marrakech Construction 850
8 Park Hyatt Marrakech Construction 750
8 Bab AlBahr Construction 750
10 Chbika Project: Phase 1 Construction 720
Click through to the full data table on Morocco's biggest projects in construction
Click through to MEED's Q3 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: November 2014; All projects are in execution

Tenders & project awards

Morocco: Water treatment plant works Subscription

9 March 2015 | By

Extension of a water treatment plant as part of a project to improve the supply of water

Morocco power output

Acwa wins deal for $2bn Moroccan solar project Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

Second and third Noor phases will surpass Abu Dhabi’s Shams 1 project as largest concentrated solar power scheme in the region

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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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