Travel receipts at more than 14.6 billion dirhams at the end of April

Travel receipts exceeded 14.62 billion dirhams (MMDH) at the end of April 2022, against 6.54 billion dirhams during the same period of 2021, according to the Foreign Exchange Office. These revenues, however, fell by 22.1% compared to the same period of 2020 and by 36.3% compared to the end of April 2019, specifies the Office in its recent bulletin on monthly indicators. foreign trade. For their part, expenditure increased by 54.2% to 4.22 billion dirhams at the end of April, against 2.73 billion dirhams a year earlier, notes the same source. Thus, the excess balance of travel, the main component of trade in services, almost tripled to +10.40 billion dirhams at the end of April 2022 against +3.81 billion dirhams at the end of April 2021. For its part, the trade balance services posted a surplus up by 72.5% or 9.65 billion dirhams for the first four months of 2022. This increase follows a 35% increase in exports (50.81 billion dirhams against 37 .63 billion dirhams) higher than that of imports, which is around 14.5%.