Morocco’s automotive sector was the largest in Africa in 2017 with 345,000 cars, surpassing South African production of 331,000 cars, according to South African business news IOL.
“Morocco posed a threat to the South African auto industry as it was about 10 miles from Europe and more focused on that market than sub-Saharan Africa,” the outlet said.
The gap is expected to widen further as Morocco aims to produce a million cars by 2025 to match the sector’s positive results.
Moroccan auto industry is moving faster to meet the target of 600,000 cars and 100 billion dirhams by 2020, Moroccan Industry Minister Moulay Hafid El Alami said in March.
In 2017, Morocco’s two leading automobile factories in Tangier and Kenitra achieved a combined production of 376,000 worth 70 billion dirhams.
Between 2014 and 2017, the total number of jobs created in the automotive sector rose to 83,845.
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