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55 pages

Published

July 2017

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On a semi-annual basis

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

 

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Morocco’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Morocco’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Morocco’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Morocco? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Morocco’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Morocco’s economy rely on external trade and natural resources?
  • How does economic freedom in Morocco compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Morocco’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Morocco’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Morocco compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Morocco changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Morocco?
  • How are Morocco’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Morocco?
  • How good is Morocco in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Morocco?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Morocco’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Morocco?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Morocco? How does it compare to others?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Morocco?
  • How is income distributed in Morocco and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Morocco?
  • How has quality of life in Morocco changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Morocco’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Morocco’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key contributing sectors for the Morocco’s economic growth in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Morocco’s economy in the last 5 years?
  • What is the growth outlook for Morocco’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Morocco’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Morocco and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Morocco’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Morocco?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Morocco?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Morocco have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the MAD performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Morocco and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency