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10 March, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 17:48

Investing in Morocco: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Morocco.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Morocco has a population of 36.3 million, making it the 40th largest country in the world by this measure. There are 49.6% males and 50.4% females.

There are 10.9 million people employed in Morocco, with an unemployment rate of 10.5% – 1 million people.

Morocco is the 52nd largest economy in the world with a GDP of $122.5bn. Morocco’s GDP has grown by 31% between 2010 and 2021 and is expected to grow by 26% by 2025.

As of 2021 there are 887,308 students in tertiary education in Morocco, with 1.8 million students in secondary and 4.7 million in primary education. Morocco spent 3.6% of its GDP on education in 2019.

Morocco ranked 53rd in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 60th. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2019), Morocco finished 75th, after ranking 75th in 2018.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $3.3bn and private healthcare expenditure equalled $4.1bn in 2018.

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