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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) (2019- 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 (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $453,214,332
Canadian imports from country: $463,152,675
FDI in Canada: $1 million
CDI in the country: $(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
2015 $306,247,919 $410,872,160
2016 $343,316,771 $422,766,491
2017 $397,955,184 $421,882,561
2018 $457,676,357 $452,321,800
2019 $453,214,332 $463,152,675
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Morocco
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $16,857,282 $8,546,707
02 Veg. Prod. $286,938,633 $134,541,427
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $4,888,671
04 Food Prod. $593,719 $9,377,192
05 Mineral Prod. $12,203 $29,837,325
06 Chemical Prod. $57,147,142 $121,702,681
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,356,342 $790,920
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,695 $630,305
09 Wood Prod. $1,427,642 $110,392
10 Paper Prod. $1,655,661 $396,821
11 Textiles Prod. $129,382 $56,979,959
12 Dress Access. $8,866 $7,387,057
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $38,545 $750,059
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $380,038
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,087,685 $5,292,710
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $19,532,075 $15,031,746
17 Vehicles and Equip. $61,210,440 $44,099,498
18 Specialized Inst. $3,052,232 $3,486,943
19 Arms & Ammunition $4,456 $
20 Misc. Articles $502,466 $479,989
21 Antiques $ $216,990


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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