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More than 4 million vehicles officially flow in Morocco

2.8 millions of personal cars, 1.1 million commercial vehicles and 130,000 motorcycles. This last figure does not reflect reality. More than 37% of vehicles circulate in the region of Casablanca-Settat.

The last monograph of the car fleet in Morocco dates back to 2014. The Ministry of Transport has updated the figures but stops at the year 2017.

According to this new image of the car fleet, 4.06 million vehicles are in circulation in Morocco, up 18% compared to 2014.

Passenger vehicles (personal cars) account for nearly 70% of the fleet, or 2.8 million units. Their number is up by 16% compared to 2014.

New passenger car registrations, after falling in 2014 (-2.8%) and stagnating in 2015, returned to growth in 2016 (+28%) and 2017 (+6.2%. after vehicle importer figures, this trend continued in 2018 (+5%).

But the potential remains enormous given the under-equipment of Moroccans. According to the 2014 census of the HCP, Morocco has 7.3 million households. With 2.8 million cars, the household equipment rate is 38% against more than 80% in France.

Commercial vehicles are 1.1 million on national roads, accounting for 27.5% of the global car fleet. Their number has changed by 15% compared to 2014.

As with passenger cars, commercial vehicle sales declined in 2014 and stagnated in 2015, before recovering in 2016 and 2017. 2018 figures are not yet available, but light-duty sales are expected to increase 6.8% by importers.

All motorbikes are not registered yet

Finally, there are 130,257 motorcycles, or 3.2% of the fleet. Their number has more than tripled compared to 2014, a year whose figures did not reflect reality. Even the figures of 2017 do not give a true picture of the motorcycle park estimated at more than 2 million units by professionals.

In fact, the application of the Highway Code in terms of registration and identification of motorcycles did not take place until 2015, although not without difficulties (compliance deadline postponed several times until to July 2017). And even today fraud persists in the declaration of motorcycles.

In all cases, the 4 million vehicles officially in circulation in Morocco are located at 37% in the Casablanca-Settat region with 1.53 million vehicles. Raba-Sale-Kenitra is far behind with 760,460 vehicles.

It should be noted that the number of gray card transactions amounted to 547,073 operations, up 34% compared to 2014. Two-thirds concern passenger cars (361,626 mutations).

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