Customs revenue reached 91.3 billion dirhams (MMDH) for the year 2020, down 10% compared to the previous year, according to the Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes (ADII).
“Beyond the health crisis, the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic were quick to be felt, particularly in terms of customs revenue, which barely reached 91.3 billion dirhams under the ‘year 2020 down by 9.7 billion dirhams or -10% compared to 2019, ”said ADAI in its 2020 report, published on Tuesday.
However, continues the Administration, these results remain relatively positive insofar as they exceeded the forecasts of the 2020 amending finance law by more than 7.2%, or +6.13 billion dirhams.
During the year 2020, the Value Added Tax (VAT) constituted 57% of the total amount of budgetary revenue, followed by the Internal Consumption Tax (TIC) with a share of 32%, and the Right of Import (DI) (11%), the same source said.
Thus, income under the DI showed an average positive increase of 2.2% over the last 5 years, despite the decrease recorded in 2020 (-300 MDH or -2%), specifies the ADII, adding that over the last five years, VAT has represented 54% of budget revenue and has shown an average increase of about 2.3%, despite the decline recorded in 2020 of 13% or -7.1 billion dirhams.
ICT also contracted in 2020 by 8.4%. However, it has recorded an average annual increase of 5% over the last 5 years, representing an average share of 29% of budgetary customs revenue.
For its part, the gas pipeline fee continued its downward trend in 2020 with a regression of 55% or -454 MDH, representing an average share of 1% of budget revenue.
In addition, the report shows that notwithstanding the health crisis situation and its considerable repercussions on the volume of imports, revenue in additional duties and taxes rose in 2020 to 4.45 billion dirhams with an increase of 24% (or + 866 , 70 MDH) compared to the achievements of 2019.
These include the adjustments following the control of the value which constitute the main source of supply of these receipts to the tune of 84%. The immediate control out of control of the value represented 5.07% of additional revenue, or +226 MDH, says the same source.
For their part, the revenue generated following the a posteriori control reached 432 MDH representing 9.71% of additional revenue, recording an increase of 38% (or + 117.90 MDH) compared to 2019