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About Morocco

Morocco, officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco is a country in the north western region of Africa having a vast coastal region to its north. The country has a rich history.

The country follows a liberal economy with Agriculture as one of the prominent industries. Tourism also plays an important role in the country’s GDP. Morocco’s Casablanca has played an important role in history.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityRabat
Government Typeparliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesArabic, Berber
CurrencyMoroccan dirham, MAD
Phone Code +212
Important CitiesFez, Tangier, Marrakesh, Salé, Meknes, Rabat, Oujda, Kenitra, Agadir, Tetouan, Temara, Safi, Mohammedia, Khouribga, El Jadida, Beni Mellal, Aït Melloul, Nador, Dar Bouazza
National DayProclamation of Independence Day (Jan-11)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking53
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Land,Drought,Cannabis,Fishing.
Major ExportsElectrical machinery and equipment, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Fertilisers, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds , Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Aircraft, spacecraft, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories,
Major Exports to IndiaMineral fuels, mineral oils , Electrical machinery and equipment , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Plastics and articles thereof, Man-made filaments, strip , Organic chemicals, Pharmaceutical products, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Man-made staple fibres, Cotton
Major ImportsElectrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Fertilisers, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Aircraft, spacecraft, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs
Major Imports from IndiaInorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Fertilisers, Aluminium and articles thereof, Iron and steel, Copper and articles thereof, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts , Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Ores, slag and ash, Aircraft, spacecraft, Electrical machinery and equipment , Lac, gums, resins
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Trade Agreements with IndiaThe quantum of bilateral trade, which was US$ 1.63 billion in 2010, reached to US$ 2.04 billion in 2011 i.e. India’s exports to Morocco stood at US$ 587.2 million and India’s imports from Morocco reached US$1.45 billion. The trade turnover between the two countries stood at US$1.73 billion in 2012 i.e. India’s exports to Morocco in 2012 stood at US$ 517.7 million while imports were valued at US$1,212 million. In 2013, trade between the two countries stood at US$1.41 billion i.e. India’s exports to Morocco in 2013 stood at US$ 615.0 million while imports were valued at US$796.3 million. In 2014, trade between the two countries stood at $ 1.36 billion i.e. India’s exports to Morocco in 2014 stood at $ 500.5 million while imports were valued at $ 855.8 million. Indian exports to Morocco in the year 2014 decreased by 21.6% compared to the previous year while Moroccan exports to India registered an increase of 10.2% in 2014.Trade volumes are expected to pick up in the coming years. The balance of trade has been in favour of Morocco because of imports ofphosphoric acid and rock phosphate by India.
Bordering NationsAlgeria, Western Sahara
Member of(African Union), ( Arab League), ( Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( Union for the Mediterranean), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for Morocco
Embassy Details of Morocco in IndiaH.E. Mr. Mohammed Maliki
Ambassador
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
C-7/5Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
Email: embassyofmorocco@rediffmail.com
Phone: +91-11-40311100, 43526315, 40311106 (O)

 

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