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Canada-Morocco fact sheet

Official Title:
Kingdom of Morocco

General Information

Capital: Rabat
Population (million): 35.59
Total Area: 446,300km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7.28 Dirham (MAD) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 30 July, Ascension of the Throne
Language(s): Arabic (official); Berber languages; French, Spanish

Political Information

Type of State:
Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Bicameral Parliament: House of Representatives (elected), Chamber of Counsellors (elected by an electoral college)

Head of State:
His Majesty King Mohammed VI

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Saâd-Eddine El Othmani

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Nasser Bourita
Economy & Finance: Mohamed Benchaâboun
Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy: Moulay Hafid El Alamy

Main Political Parties:
Rassemblement national des indépendants, Union constitutionnelle, Mouvement populaire, Alliance nationale, Parti de l’authenticité et de la modernité, Union socialiste des forces populaires, Parti Istiqlal, Parti du progrès et du socialisme, Gauche socialiste unifiée, Parti de la justice et du développement.

Elections:
Last: October 7, 2016 (legislative). Next to be held in fall 2021.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Morocco Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 156.63 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 4,401.35 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.2 1.64
Inflation: (%) -0.05 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 9.2 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $609,133,283
Canadian imports from country: $389,863,999
FDI in Canada (2019): $1 million
CDI in the country (2019): $(4) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Souriya OTMANI

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Nell Stewart

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Morocco
Year Exports Imports
2016 $343,316,771 $422,766,491
2017 $397,955,184 $421,882,561
2018 $457,676,357 $452,321,800
2019 $453,212,771 $462,969,966
2020 $609,133,283 $389,863,999
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Morocco
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $9,460,011 $6,371,930
02 Veg. Prod. $509,576,555 $147,115,125
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $4,086,065
04 Food Prod. $521,816 $9,499,359
05 Mineral Prod. $18,192,675 $5,836,345
06 Chemical Prod. $14,566,888 $112,499,614
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,154,164 $1,405,460
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,512 $732,324
09 Wood Prod. $1,165,431 $105,705
10 Paper Prod. $1,361,012 $335,092
11 Textiles Prod. $140,173 $44,230,410
12 Dress Access. $8,256 $5,954,374
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $34,456 $683,138
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $198,763
15 Base Metal Prod. $8,394,418 $5,045,870
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $30,904,622 $17,927,775
17 Vehicles and Equip. $9,134,038 $25,244,511
18 Specialized Inst. $1,602,843 $1,871,205
19 Arms & Ammunition $446 $
20 Misc. Articles $505,701 $531,127
21 Antiques $4,000 $175,326


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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