Morocco foresees 6.6% economic growth in 2009 first quarter
Morocco's economy is expected to achieve 6.6% growth in the first quarter of 2009, up from 4.8% in the last four months of 2008, based on above-average agricultural prospects, MAP quoted the High Commissioner of Planning (HCP) as saying on Tuesday (January 20th). Last year's rainfall more than doubled, benefitting all agricultural regions and increasing the water stored in dams. Given these conditions, agricultural value could increase by 22.2%, contributing 2.9% to national economic growth, HCP said.
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