AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY, 3rd EXPORTING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY, 3RD EXPORTING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY, 3RD EXPORTING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

Agri-food industry plays a large part in improving trade balance in addition to promoting and regulating agriculture and fisheries production.
As the third largest exporting sector in the Kingdom, agri-food industry exports more than 33 billion Dirhams (~ 3.4 billion US dollars), which accounts for 30.8% of national production.

The rich national agri-food production includes dairy, sugar, fat, biscuit, confectionery and other products with high export potential such as small fruits, market gardening, citrus or olive and argan derived products.

KEY CUSTOMER MARKETS

INDUSTRIAL FOOD PROCESSING SECTORS

INDUSTRIAL FOOD PROCESSING SECTORS

Leaned on 7 ecosystems with a diversified line of agriculture and fisheries products, Moroccan food processing industries are getting more and more competitive internationally, thanks to a strong positioning of products such as:
  • Processed vegetables,
  • Plant residues and animal food,
  • Vegetable oils and fats.
INDUSTRIAL FOOD PROCESSING SECTORS

ECOSYSTEMS

AGRI-FOOD, GLOBALISED INDUSTRY

AGRI-FOOD, GLOBALISED INDUSTRY

The objectives of setting up 300 new industrial units and generating an additional export turnover of 11.6 Billion Dirhams (~ 1.2 Billion US Dollars) show the strategic place of the sector in Morocco’s Industrial Acceleration Plan. These ambitions constitute an great opportunity for exporters to develop their activities and profit from other export advantages:
Morocco has an arsenal of trade agreements facilitating exports around the world.
  • Commercial and free trade agreements with more than 100 countries.
  • Only African country having a free trade agreement with the United States
Rich agricultural asset with long harvest periods thanks to soil and climate diversity
  • 7.8 Million hectares of agricultural land (12.5% ​​of the total area of ​​the country).
  • 19.5 ha dedicated to Tangier Free Zone
  • Increased irrigation capacity of + 288% in 10 years.
Dedicated industrial zones built up of integrated agro-polises and agro-industrial cities favoring the development of food processing, aquaculture and logistics activities, including:
  • Meknes Agropolis
  • Agadir Haliopolis
  • Berkane Agropolis
  • Atlantic Free Zone of Kenitra
  • Tangier Free Zone
  • Beni-Mellal Agropolis
  • Boujdour Industrial  Zone
Big incentives thanks to state support
  • Tax, customs and administrative facilitations
  • Support programs for exporters
Morocco is a connected platform located only 14  km from Europe with the best maritime connectivity in Africa 
  • 19  international airports throughout the Kingdom
  • 14  ports with cutting-edge infrastructures dedicated to trade and export  including the port of Tanger Med which is connected tot 186 ports worldwide.
  • Motorway network of over 1800 kilometers, and a rail network of 2200 kilometers with the 1st High Speed ​​Train in Africa.
 2nd
maritime connectivity in Africa & 22nd worldwide
 186
ports in 77 countries are connected to Tanger Med
 +100
trade agreements with countries
in the EU, NAFTA and the AfCFTA

MAIN EXPORT PLAYERS

Morocco’s Investment and Export Development Agency services

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