The gross domestic product of Morocco advanced 2.5% from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2019, following a 2.8% growth in the previous period. Output expanded at a softer pace in the non-agricultural sector, namely wholesale & retail trade (3.3% vs 3.8% in Q1); post & telecommunications (1.5% vs 2.3%); business and personal services (4% vs 4.5%); fisheries (5.1% vs 18.4%) and utilities (20.9% vs 23.5%). In addition, mining activity contracted (-1.2% vs 5.6%). Conversely, hotels & restaurants expanded faster (4.7% vs 3.4%) while growth stabilised in manufacturing (at 2.5%) and transport services (at 2.9%). Meantime, the agricultural sector continued to decline (-2.8% vs -3.2%), reflecting negative effects of persistent drought conditions. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Morocco averaged 4.09 percent from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9.30 percent in the second quarter of 2006 and a record low of 0.50 percent in the fourth quarter of 1999.
GDP Annual Growth Rate in Morocco is expected to be 2.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Morocco to stand at 3.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Morocco GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 3.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.