Morocco - Foreign trade



As part of the government's trade liberalization process, a widespread anti-smuggling campaign has sharply reduced the amount of goods illegally entering Morocco. A large amount of hashish illegally exits the country. In 2000 Morocco's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Morocco

Consumer goods 8.1%
Food 11.4%
Fuels 17.5%
Industrial supplies 36.2%
Machinery 20.0%
Transportation 6.8%

The largest export receipts come from the garment sector (32% of total exports). Morocco exports a large amount of foodstuffs (21%), including shellfish (8.5%), fruit and nuts (3.1%), fish (2.7%), and vegetables (2.3%). Other exports include inorganic fertilizers (10%) and chemicals (6.8%). Morocco produces 31% of the world's crude fertilizers exports. Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Morocco

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
France 2,491 2,771 -280
Spain 964 1,139 -175
United Kingdom 713 712 1
Italy 530 546 -16
Germany 369 563 -194
India 311 n.a. n.a.
Japan 284 195 89
United States 254 644 -390
Belgium 210 184 26
Saudi Arabia 60 573 -513
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