a surplus of 3.3 billion dirhams at the end of May

a surplus of 3.3 billion dirhams at the end of May

The situation of the expenses and resources of the local authorities (CT) shows an overall surplus of 3.3 billion dirhams (MMDH) at the end of May 2023 against a surplus of 5.2 billion dirhams recorded a year earlier, according to the General Treasury of the Kingdom ( TGR).

This surplus, which takes into account investment expenditure of 5 billion dirhams and a positive balance of special accounts and ancillary budgets of 480 million dirhams (MDH), is intended to cover expenses incurred and to be paid during the year 2023, specifies the TGR in its recent monthly bulletin of local finance statistics (BMSFL).

And to note that the surplus generated by the budgets of the CTs at the end of May 2023, to which are added the loan receipts of 860 MDH, allowed the repayment of the principal of the debt for 1,336 MDH and the reconstitution of the surpluses for 2 .8 billion dirhams.

Also, the TGR reports that the ordinary receipts of the CTs amounted to 16.8 billion dirhams, up 2.1% compared to the end of May 2022. This is explained by the 4.2% increase in transferred receipts and 11.2% of revenue managed by local authorities, combined with a 17% drop in revenue managed by the State.

Ordinary expenditure, meanwhile, reached 9 billion dirhams, an increase of 0.3% due to the 2.1% increase in expenditure on other goods and services, combined with the 0.5% drop in expenditure of staff and 3.6% of debt interest charges.

At the end of May 2023, the overall expenses incurred by the CTs (ordinary expenses, investment expenses and repayments of the principal of the debt) amounted to 15.3 billion dirhams, up 16.8% compared to their level at end of May 2022. They are made up of 58.5% of ordinary expenses.

As for the overall surpluses generated by the budgets of local authorities, they were 49.4 billion dirhams, including the surpluses of previous years and that of the year 2023 (3.3 billion dirhams).

These surpluses are intended to cover expenses scheduled and committed or scheduled, for previous years and not paid, as well as expenses incurred in 2023 and not paid. The remainder constitutes available cash intended for the payment of payable expenses (salaries, water and electricity, rents, debt interest, delegated management, etc.).

The municipalities account for 54.5% of the overall surpluses of local authorities.

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