a.      Total Area: 446,550 sq km

b.      Total Population: 32,309,239 (July 2012 est.)

                                                              i.      Agricultural Population –  16.5%

                                                             ii.      Total labour force – 11.54 million (2011 est.)

c.       GDP: $163.5 billion (2011 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 4.9% (2011 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $5,100 (2011 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                              i.      agriculture: 16.5%

                                                             ii.      industry: 32.2%

                                                            iii.      services: 51.4% (2011 est.)

g.      Investment (gross fixed): 30.6% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 8.9% (2011 est.)

i.        People under poverty line: 15%

j.        Industries: phosphate rock mining and processing, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, energy, tourism

k.      Industrial production growth rate: 4.4% (2010 est.)



a.      Total Exports: $21.51 billion (2011 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: clothing and textiles, electric components, inorganic chemicals, transistors, crude minerals, fertilizers (including phosphates), petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables, fish

c.       Export partners: France 19.7%, Spain 18.2%, India 6.2%, Brazil 5%, US 4.6% (2011)

d.      Total Import: $40.96 billion (2011 est.)

e.      Imports commodities: crude petroleum, textile fabric, telecommunications equipment, wheat, gas and electricity, transistors, plastics

f.        Import partners: France 13.6%, Spain 11.2%, US 8.6%, Saudi Arabia 6.8%, China 6.5%, Italy 5.1%, Russia 4.7%, Germany 4.4% (2011)

g.       CO2 emissions (MT): 1.53


Climate, Land & Agriculture:


a.      Climate: Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 299 600 km2

c.       Land Use:

                                                            i.      Arable land: 19%

                                                            ii.      Permanent crops: 2%

                                                            iii.      Irrigated land: 14,570 sq km

                                                            iv.      Other: 79%

d.      Major Agricultural commodities:  barley, wheat, citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, olives; livestock; wine


Major Industrial Activities where jute can be used:

        food processing, leather  goods, textiles,


Environmental information & data:


  Morocco without Plastic Bags” campaign launched in October 2012-11-26

  Morocco is the second biggest user of plastic bags in the world

  According to 2011 data, the number of bags used annually in Morocco is estimated at 3 billion, while the average consumption of plastic bags per capita amounted to 11.7 kg per year.

  In September 2009 had banned the manufacturing and use of black plastic bags that were littering streets, country sides and beaches across Morocco.

Environment - current issues: land degradation/desertification (soil erosion resulting from farming of marginal areas, overgrazing, destruction of vegetation); water supplies contaminated by raw sewage; siltation of reservoirs; oil pollution of coastal waters

Jute Statistics:

    Imports of products of jute, kenaf and allied fibres: 3200 MT (2009) & 5,800 MT (2007)


            Import of Jute+other bast fiblre by Morocco in recent years


Quantity (tones)








Associate Members: N/A.


Jute Industries and Traders:

a.       Morocco Jute fiber


b.      Ste Charef Trans S.A.R.L


c.       Gal Socrate S.a.r.l.


d.      Ets Riane


Govt. Department/Ministry may deal with jute:

a.       Min. of Handicrafts

b.      Min. of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation

c.      Min. of Agriculture & Fisheries


IJO and IJSG Collaboration:


Morocco attended a few Council meetings of the IJSG

The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG visited Morocco in 2008 on a membership  drive.

The former chairman of the IJSG Council, Dr. Sutanu Behuria and the former Secretary General,  Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG visited Morocco in 2009 on a membership drive.













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