Morocco: Overseas Trade

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 9th February 2012.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the monetary value of exports to Morocco was for each category of exports in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

HMRC's overseas trade statistics show that £527 million of goods were exported to Morocco in 2010. The Office for National Statistics' (ONS) Pink Book shows that the export of services to Morocco in 2010 totalled £137 million. A further breakdown of the exports of goods is shown in the following table. A breakdown of services by type is not published by the ONS.

UK exports of goods to Morocco, 2010
  £ million
Food and live animals 21
Beverages and tobacco 12
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 25
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials 190
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
Chemicals and related products 55
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material 50
Machinery and transport equipment 117
Miscellaneous manufactured articles 57
Commodities/transactions not elsewhere classified 0
Total 527
Source: BIS analysis of data from HM Revenue and Customs

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