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U.S.-Morocco Trade Facts

The United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement entered into force on January 1, 2006, eliminating duties on more than 95 percent of all goods and services. In addition to key U.S. export sectors gaining immediate duty-free access to the Moroccan market, the Agreement includes commitments by Morocco for increased regulatory transparency and the protection of intellectual property rights.

U.S. goods and services trade with Morocco totaled an estimated $4.1 billion in 2016. Exports were $2.5 billion; imports were $1.6 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade surplus with Morocco was $855 million in 2016.

Morocco is currently our 68th largest goods trading partner with $3.0 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $1.9 billion; goods imports totaled $1.0 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Morocco was $911 million in 2016.

Trade in services with Morocco (exports and imports) totaled an estimated $1.2 billion in 2016. Services exports were $569 million; services imports were $625 million. The U.S. services trade deficit with Morocco was $56 million in 2016.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods and services to Morocco supported an estimated 12 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available) (8 thousand supported by goods exports and 4 thousand supported by services exports).

Exports

  • Morocco was the United States' 59th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Morocco in 2016 were $1.9 billion, up 18.9% ($308 million) from 2015 and up 130.6% from 2006. U.S. exports to Morocco are up 302% from 2005 (pre-FTA). 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: aircraft ($500 million), mineral fuels ($387 million), cereals (corn) ($236 million), food waste, animal feed ($116 million), and vehicles ($88 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Morocco totaled $427 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: corn ($128 million), wheat ($108 million), soybean meal ($55 million), distillers grains ($34 million), and feeds & fodders nesoi ($27 million).

  • U.S. exports of services to Morocco were an estimated $569 million in 2016, 9.7% ($61 million) less than 2015.  Leading services exports from the U.S. to Morocco were in the travel, intellectual property, and financial services sectors.

Imports

  • Morocco was the United States' 74th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Morocco totaled $1.0 billion in 2016, up 0.9% ($9 million) from 2015, and up 95.9% from 2006. U.S. imports from Morocco are up 129% from 2005 (pre-FTA). 

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: fertilizers ($349 million), electrical machinery ($115 million), woven apparel ($101 million), edible fruit & nuts (clementines)  ($58 million), and salt, sulfur, earths, and stone (calcium phosphates) ($58 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Morocco totaled $163 million in 2016. Leading categories include: other fresh fruit ($45 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($43 million), other vegetable oils ($36 million), tea, incl herb ($9 million), and essential oils ($5 million).

  • U.S. imports of services to Morocco were an estimated $625 million in 2016, 1.8% ($11 million) more than 2015.  Leading services imports from Morocco to the U.S. were in the travel, transport, and telecommunications, computer, and information services sectors.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Morocco was $911 million in 2016, a 48.7% increase ($298 million) over 2015.

  • The United States has a services trade deficit of an estimated $56 million with Morocco in 2016, down 178% from 2015

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Morocco (stock) was $288 million in 2016, a 19.1% decrease from 2015.There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Morocco.

  • No data on Morocco's FDI in the U.S. are available.There is no information on the distribution of Morocco FDI in the U.S.

  • Sales of services in Morocco by majority U.S.-owned affiliates were $152 million in 2015 (latest data available), while sales of services in the United States by majority Morocco-owned firms were $27 million.