Remittances from Moroccans working abroad, foreign aid, and a growing tourist industry have helped to offset chronic trade deficits. In recent years, Morocco has turned increasingly to foreign borrowing to meet its financial needs.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports that in 2001 the purchasing power parity of Morocco's exports was $8.2 billion while imports totaled $12.4 billion resulting in a trade deficit of $4.2 billion.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports that in 2001 Morocco had exports of goods totaling $7.1 billion and imports totaling $10.2 billion. The services credit totaled $4.03 billion and debit $2.12 billion. The following table summarizes Morocco's balance of payments as reported by the IMF for 2001 in millions of US dollars.
|Balance on goods||-3,022|
|Balance on services||1,910|
|Balance on income||-833|
|Direct investment abroad||-97|
|Direct investment in Morocco||144|
|Portfolio investment assets||…|
|Portfolio investment liabilities||-8|
|Other investment assets||…|
|Other investment liabilities||-1,006|
|Net Errors and Omissions||230|
|Reserves and Related Items||-860|