Equity securities, which increased by 14% to 11.4 billion dirhams, constitute the main component of net FDI flows in Morocco with a share of 68.2%, said the Office in its 2020 annual report on the balance of payments of Morocco.
Reinvested profits, on the other hand, fell by 13.7% and represent 15.7% of the total net flow of FDI in Morocco, added the same source.
The report showed that FDI receipts in Morocco decreased by 20.2% to 27.5 billion dirhams and expenditure by 39.9% to 10.8 billion dirhams.
Among the sectors that benefited the most from FDI in 2020 were manufacturing industries (32.5% of total FDI), real estate activities (26.9%) and financial and insurance activities (14.9% ). The share of these three sectors in total FDI stabilized at 74.4% in 2020.
Regarding the distribution by country, France is the leading investor in Morocco for the past year with a net flow of +6 billion dirhams or 36% of total FDI. The net flow received from this country in 2019 was 3.7 billion dirhams.
Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse