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Drastic decline in FDI during 2018

The flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Morocco stood at 1.57 billion dirhams at the end of January 2019, down 30.4% compared to the same period a year ago, said the Exchange Office.

This result is explained by the decline in revenue (-24.5% to 2.5 billion dirhams), greater than that of expenditure (-12.1%), explains the Office in a note on its monthly indicators foreign trade for the month of January 2019.

On the other hand, the flow of Moroccan Direct Investments Abroad rose by 41.4% to 2.08 billion dirhams, for the first month of 2019, says the Office, which This increase is explained by the increase in Moroccan direct investment abroad (+41.2% to 2.28 billion dirhams), which is higher than that of expenditure (+39.3%).

The note also shows that remittances made by Moroccans residing abroad decreased by 9.2% to more than 5.40 billion dirhams at the end of January 2019 compared with 5.95 billion dirhams during the same period in the previous year.

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