MECHANICAL AND METALLURGICAL INDUSTRY, PILLAR OF MULTISECTORIAL EXPORT

MECHANICAL AND METALLURGICAL INDUSTRY, PILLAR OF MULTISECTORIAL EXPORT

MECHANICAL AND METALLURGICAL INDUSTRY, PILLAR OF MULTISECTORIAL EXPORT

Playing a key role in the Moroccan economy, the mechanical and metallurgical industry is positioned as a multi-sectorial supply platform.
It is one of the pillars of the country’s exports through the direct share of the industry in the overall exports products, as well as its contribution to the development of exports in other sectors.
This key role is reflected in a 6.8 billion dirhams (~693 million US dollars) worth of exports in 2018, a turnover of 110 billion dirhams (~11.24 Billion US Dollars) in 2018 and a generated value  reaching 16.6 billion dirhams (1.7 million US dollars).

KEY CUSTOMER MARKETS

WELL-STRUCTURED SUB-SECTORS TO DEVELOP EXPORTS

WELL-STRUCTURED SUB-SECTORS TO DEVELOP EXPORTS

•  The Mechanical and Metallurgical Industries (IMM) have promising export prospects thanks to the diversification of their activities, which are enhanced by three structured ecosystems:
•  The metalworking ecosystem pertaining to trades such as sheet metal work/boilermaking, general mechanics and surface treatment;
•  The Valorization of Metals ecosystem which focuses on the recycling of copper and aluminum scrap in primary metallurgy, with the aim of strengthening and improving the competitiveness of existing industries that consume copper and aluminum semi-finished products and improving the industrial trade balance;
•  The New Trades ecosystem, which aims to develop the national bicycle and agricultural machinery and equipment industries.
•  Additionally, three flagship projects of the sector of Mechanical and Metallurgical Industries (IMM) within the framework of the Industrial Acceleration Plan (PAI) relating to the realization of units of valorization of copper and aluminum waste for the production of semi-finished products (billets and ingots in aluminum and copper wire rod) allowing the creation of 356 direct jobs.


WELL-STRUCTURED SUB-SECTORS TO DEVELOP EXPORTS

ECOSYSTEMS

MECHANICAL INDUSTRY STRENGHTENED BY ALL SECTORS

MECHANICAL INDUSTRY STRENGHTENED BY ALL SECTORS

The mechanical and metallurgical industry is endowed with an investment vision to boost exports through a 2.1 billion dirhams (~ 216 million US dollars) investment plan with the objective of increasing its added value of all its ecosystems to 2.3 billion dirhams (~ 237 million of us dollars).
It is one of the most promising markets for exporters operating in various sectors thanks to:
Many trade agreements facilitating exports around the world are signed.
  • Commercial and free trade agreements with more than 100 countries
  • Only African country having a free trade agreement with the United States
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 to 186 ports worldwid.
  • Motorway network of over 1800  kilometers, and a rail network of 2200 kilometers with the 1st High Speed ​​Train in Africa. 
Attractive incentives to promote exports with approved state support:
  • Free zones and dedicated offshore platforms
  • Customs and administrative facilitations
  • Support programs for exporters
 1st
Sea connectivity in Africa & 20nd worldwide (UNCTAD) 2021
 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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