Industrial Production in Morocco

Industrial Production in Morocco Last updated on Thursday 22nd April 2010

Small manufacturing enterprises dominate Morocco's manufacturing sector. Factories produce chemicals (1.1 million tons of phosphoric acid annually), textiles, construction materials (5.8 million metric tons of cement annually), footwear, processed foods, wine, refined petroleum, and other products.

In addition, handicrafts comprise an important industry and are actively supported by the government. Hand-woven and embroidered textiles, leatherwork, ceramics, woodwork and carpets (1.2 million square metres annually) are produced by artisans throughout Morocco.

The King himself is a major patron of Morocco's craft industries, which are now exported throughout the world. The Moroccan Pavilion at Disney World's Epcot Centre in Orlando, Florida is an example of the high profile that Moroccan handicrafts have attained.

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