Three Moroccan Regions Account for 58% of GDP

The Moroccan regions of Casablanca-Settat, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra and Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima accounted for 58.2 % of Morocco’s GDP in 2016, Morocco’s statistics authority, HCP, said.

Four other regions accounted for 30.1% of overall GDP with Fez-Meknes taking 9%, Marrakech-Safi 8.8%, Souss-Massa (6,7%) and Beni Mellal Khenifra (5.6%).

The three regions represented 32%, 16% and 10,2% respectively. Such figures show that Morocco has a long way to go to ensure fair territorial distribution of wealth.

The GDP per capita in 2016 stood at 29,390 dirhams, the HCP figures show, noting that five regions posted a higher GDP per capita than the national average. These are Dakhla-Oued-Ed-Dahab (76,013 dirhams), Casablanca-Settat (46,088 dirhams), Laayoune-Saguia al Hamra (42,721 dirhams), Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (34,826 dirhams) and Guelmim-Oued Noun (32,301 dirhams).

The poorest region in terms of GDP per capita was Drâa-Tafilalet with 15,809 dirhams.

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