Manufacturing production in Morocco increased 0.5 percent from a year ago in the first quarter of 2019, below a 2.4 percent growth in the previous period. It was the smallest rise in industrial activity since the third quarter of 2015, mainly attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic. Output declines in automotive products (-20.3 percent); leather & footwear products (-26.3 percent) and metallurgical products (-14.7 percent) more than offset solid increases in the manufacture of chemicals (8.2 percent); pharmaceuticals (17.5 percent) and paper products (9.5 percent).

Industrial Production in Morocco averaged 2.84 percent from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 9.40 percent in the first quarter of 2000 and a record low of -4.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008. This page provides - Morocco Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Morocco Manufacturing Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: Haut Commissariat au Plan

Industrial Production in Morocco is expected to be -3.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Morocco to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Morocco Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2021 and 3.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Morocco Manufacturing Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 2.40 9.40 -4.40 2000 - 2020 percent Quarterly
NSA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-17 09:45 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Q2 2.0% 2.7% 2.5%
2019-12-13 11:25 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Q3 1.6% 2.6% 2.8%
2020-03-13 11:45 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Q4 2.4% 1.6% 3%
2020-06-15 09:15 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Q1 0.5% 2.4% 1.3%
2020-09-17 09:45 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Q2 0.5% -4%
2020-12-14 02:00 PM Manufacturing Production YoY Q3 -3.4%


News Stream
Morocco Factory Output Growth Weakest since 2015
Manufacturing production in Morocco increased 0.5 percent from a year ago in the first quarter of 2019, below a 2.4 percent growth in the previous period. It was the smallest rise in industrial activity since the third quarter of 2015, mainly attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic. Output declines in automotive products (-20.3 percent); leather & footwear products (-26.3 percent) and metallurgical products (-14.7 percent) more than offset solid increases in the manufacture of chemicals (8.2 percent); pharmaceuticals (17.5 percent) and paper products (9.5 percent).
2020-06-15
Morocco Factory Output Growth Quickens to 2.4% in Q4
Manufacturing production in Morocco increased 2.4 percent from a year ago in the fourth quarter of 2019, up from a 1.6 percent rise in the previous period. Higher output was mainly attributable to the manufacture of chemicals (6.6 percent vs 1.7 percent in Q3); metallurgical products (22.3 percent vs 6.9 percent); other mineral non-metallic products (2.4 percent vs 0.3 percent); metal products (5.4 percent vs -5.2 percent); pharmaceuticals (3.5 percent vs 7.6 percent) and automotive products (1.5 percent vs 3 percent). Considering the full year of 2019, factory output grew 2.4 percent compared to the previous year.
2020-03-13
Morocco Factory Output Growth at Over 3-Year Low
Manufacturing production in Morocco increased 1.6 percent from a year ago in the third quarter of 2019, slowing from an upwardly revised 2.6 percent rise in the previous period. It was the smallest gain in factory activity since the second quarter of 2016. Higher production of electrical equipment (13.5 percent); pharmaceuticals (7.6 percent), furnishings (7.1 percent) and garments (6 percent) was partly offset by declines in leather & footwear (-7.9 percent) and metallic products (-5.2 percent).
2019-12-13
Morocco Factory Output Growth at Near 2-Year Low
Manufacturing production in Morocco increased 2.0 percent from a year ago in the second quarter of 2019, down from a 2.7 percent rise in the previous period. It was the smallest gain in factory activity since the third quarter of 2017, as output growth slowed considerably for chemicals (2.1% vs 7.2% in Q1); textiles (1.3% vs 3.7%); apparel (6.5% vs 10.4%). In addition, production declined for metal products (-2.3% vs -12.1%); other non-metallic products (-3.3% vs 5.3%); leather, shoes & travel articles (-6.1% vs -1.4%); medical, precision & optical products (-9.6% vs 0.7%) and wood products (-12.1% vs -1.5%). Meanwhile, main gains were recorded for automotive products (10.9% vs 1.5%); food (5% vs 0.2%) and paper and cardboard (17.3% vs -0.5%).
2019-09-17

Morocco Manufacturing Production
In Morocco, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in the manufacturing sector of the economy.