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Morocco relies on the automotive sector to be the growth engine of its economy


The Kingdom of Morocco aims to become the home of Africa’s biggest motor industry overall, with free zones where corporate taxes are as low as 8.75% have attracted several automotive giants.

New investments are planned to increase automotive production in Morocco. The Kingdom’s current production is 376,826 vehicles, while aiming to increase it to 1 million vehicles within 10 years.

Renault, the original investor, has been joined by Peugeot-Citroen, while manufacturers from other countries are starting to take interest.

Regional stability, security, and competitiveness, along with the country’s industry policy and the government’s efforts to develop the sector are among the aspects that turned Morocco into an automotive hub.

Morocco is determined to make the sector a growth engine of its economy, and the corporate benefits will encourage more manufacturers to invest in the country.

By developing the sector, Morocco aims to raise the number of vehicles manufactured and exported from Morocco abroad from 400,000 to 800,000 by 2020, generating MAD 14.2 billion AUD and creating 160,000 jobs.