Casablanca, Rabat Regions comprise 48% of Morocco’s GDP

The regions of Casablanca-Settat and Rabat-Salé-Kénitra continue to drive the Moroccan economy making up 48.3% of Morocco’s GDP in 2014, the Higher Planning Commission (HCP) said.

The region of Casablanca-Settat accounted for 32% of Morocco’s GDP followed by Rabat-Salé-Kénitra by 16.3%.

Five other regions produced 40.3% of Morocco’s GDP. These regions are Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (9.4%), Fes-Meknes (9.4%), Marrakech-Safi (9%), Souss-Massa (6.6%), Beni Mellal-Khenifra (5.8%).

The statistic show deepening disparities between regions with the Oriental, Draa-Tafilalet and the three southern regions of Ed Dakhla-Oued-Ed Dahab, Laayoune-Saguia et Guelmim-Oued Noun contributing to national GDP by 4.9%, 2.7% and 3.7% respectively.

Five regions showed a GDP per capita that is higher than the national level of 27,345 dirhams. In this regards, the southern region of Ed Dakhla-Oued-Ed Dahab posted the highest GDP per capita with 64.312 dirhams, followed by Casablanca-Settat with 43,187 dirhams, Laayoune-Saguia Al Hamra 35,583 dirhams and Rabat Salé Kénitra with 32,961 dirhams.

Other regions showed a GDP per capita that is lower than the national average, such as Draa-Tafilalet with 15,122 dirhams and Tangier-Tetuan-AL Hoceima (24,650)

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