Morocco’s proximity to Europe makes it an ideal workbench for time-critical assignments. Furthermore, the kingdom offers good political stability as King Mohammed VI‘s government cleverly managed through the Arab spring with early concessions to Moroccans. Showcase for this Mediterranean partnership is the Tangier free trade zone west of Gibraltar where Renault recently opened a factory with a capacity of 400,000 vehicles per year. However, every time France struggled in the past, FDIs to Morocco where reduced tremendously. Thus, an upcoming European financial crisis could also threaten Marocco and have a deep impact on its FDI inflows.

GDP growth 2011-2017   5.6%
GDP (2011, in USD bn)   99.2%
Population (2011, in mn)   32.2%

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