Rabat – Morocco imported over MAD 900 million of tobacco and MAD 300 of liquor in the last seven months, according to Morocco’s Exchange Office.The same source said that Morocco imported approximately 5,772 tons of liquor estimated at MAD 300 million, and approximately 8,534 tons of tobacco estimated at MAD 926 million since March 2016.The same source noted that Morocco’s exports of liquor showed an increase in the last seven months. It reached 5,772 tons, compared to the same period in 2015 when it reached 4,295 tons. With respect to Morocco’s exports of tobacco, the same source added that Morocco’s exports of tobacco also showed an increase in the last seven months. It reached 8,534 tons, compared to the same period in 2015 when it reached 6,250 tons.A communiqué of Morocco’s Treasury revealed that the revenues from cigarette consumption in July 2016 reached MAD 5.26 billion, compared to the same period in 2015 when it reached MAD 4.6 billion.Last year, L’Economiste reported that the Moroccan treasury received over MAD one billion in revenue from the sale of liquor in Morocco.Edited by Natalie Yazhary