Morocco’s textile exports recover from pandemic impact
Morocco’s textile exports to Europe rose 23% so far in 2021 compared to 2020 which was marked by low demand due to the global pandemic, Morocco’s industry minister said.
The sector showed resilience in the face of Covid-19 as local operators shifted production to meet domestic demand in terms of masks and protective gear and exported surplus.
The sector has also benefited from incentives under the Industrial Acceleration plan which helped create 116,500 jobs between 2014 and 2020, the minister said, noting that despite the pandemic, Morocco’s textile industry offered 10,684 new jobs in 2020.
The minister, who was speaking at a conference organized by his department, highlighted the competitiveness of Morocco’s business climate which helped attract investments by global textile manufacturers.
Morocco has also invested in vocational training in textile jobs offering qualified human resources that are much needed by investors in a sector that is increasingly geared towards high-tech and low-carbon.