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Canada-Morocco fact sheet

Official Title:
Kingdom of Morocco

General Information

Capital: Rabat
Population (million): 36.31
Total Area: 446,300km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7.28 Dirham (MAD) (2021- 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 Aziz Akhannouch

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad: Nasser Bourita
Economy & Finance: Nadia Fettah Alaoui
Industry and Trade: Ryad Mezzour

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: September 8, 2021 (legislative)

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Morocco Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 166.47 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 4,584.27 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.19 4.56
Inflation: (%) 1.4 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 11.9 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $500,395,109
Canadian imports from country: $639,518,807
FDI in Canada: $2 million
CDI in the country: $59 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
2017 $397,955,184 $421,882,561
2018 $457,676,357 $451,851,370
2019 $453,212,771 $462,965,663
2020 $609,148,123 $389,942,069
2021 $500,395,109 $639,518,807
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Morocco
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,946,236 $9,451,260
02 Veg. Prod. $373,036,398 $162,124,941
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $6,057,968
04 Food Prod. $1,213,143 $9,720,928
05 Mineral Prod. $13,133,786 $1,699,575
06 Chemical Prod. $26,303,659 $344,438,710
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $603,332 $1,048,149
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,842 $1,052,245
09 Wood Prod. $1,195,987 $304,288
10 Paper Prod. $533,633 $440,612
11 Textiles Prod. $104,438 $56,198,339
12 Dress Access. $29,085 $3,764,992
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $130,161 $1,353,379
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $414,740
15 Base Metal Prod. $6,693,270 $11,508,089
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $24,659,376 $23,516,549
17 Vehicles and Equip. $24,252,779 $4,235,120
18 Specialized Inst. $19,515,787 $1,392,524
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $4
20 Misc. Articles $1,107,987 $596,072
21 Antiques $65,550 $197,759


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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