Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in South Africa



The mining sector holds an important place in the Moroccan economy. It represents 21% of the value of exports remittances and employs about 39,225 persons.


For centuries, mining has been one of Morocco’s most practiced economic activities. Moroccan mining technologies like the copper works and steel manufacturing were exported abroad, to Europe in particular. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, major manganese, iron, zinc, lead and phosphate fields were discovered.


The strongest point of Moroccan industry is phosphate mining. The mining sector contributes significantly to the Moroccan economy. Managed by the state-owned Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP), it is the world's first exporter and third producer representing 29% of the value of exports and employs over 20.000 workers.


OCP 2010

In addition to phosphates, Morocco is a major producer and exporter of industrial minerals and base metals. It produces silver, zinc, cobalt, copper, fluorine, lead, barite, iron, and anthracite. for further information, please visit the site web of Ministry of Energy and Mining: www.mem.gov.ma


The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

799 Cnr Schoeman / Farenden Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa

Contact the Embassy

PO Box 12382, 0083, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa

+27 (12) 343 0230

+27 (12) 343 0613


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