Rabat – Exports of handicrafts and textiles recorded a significant increase of more than 32.5 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, the Ministry of Tourism, Air Transport, Crafts and Social Economy reported today.
Contining an upward trend since 2014, Morocco’s handicrafts are in increasing demand around the world.
Traditional clothing topped the list of exported products, accounting for a 23 percent share of the sector’s export turnover. Other popular export products include pottery items, leather and carpets.
Arab countries represent the main export market for Moroccan handicrafts receiving 29 percent of the sector’s exports, followed by the US at 23 percent.
Casablanca and Marrakech are the main sources of Morocco’s handicraft exports, with a 78 percent share of the segment’s total exports.
The economic contribution of the textile and handicraft segment to global exports rose by 46 percent, the statement said, adding that the city of Nador maintains its position in third place as a source of Moroccan handicraft goods.