Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 224 - Morocco’s income from different economic sectors in 2003

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Pie Chart + Bar Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows Morocco’s income from different economic sectors in 2003 as well as its income from fishing from 1982 to 2003.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information in the charts below.

Write at least 150 words.


                Morocco’s income from various economic sectors: 2003

Morocco’s income from different economic sectors in 2003


                                   Morocco’s income from fishing 1982 to 2003

Morocco’s income from fishing between 1982 and 2003


Sample Answer:
The pie chart compares revenue earned from six economic sectors by Morocco in 2003 and the column graph gives data on annual income from fishing industry between 1982 and 2003. Overall, tourism, manufacturing and foreign remittance were three main sources of income for Morocco in 2003 and the highest revenue from fishing came in the year 2000.
Getting back to the details, the highest revenue earning sector for Morocco was tourism that brought just over a quarter of total revenue in 2003. Manufacturing and foreign remittance comprised the second and third most important economic sectors for this country and brought 45% of the revenue. The lowest revenue came from agriculture which was only 2%. Fishing earned 13% of the total revenue which was just 1% less than the revenue earned from the petroleum sector.   

Based on the column graph, Morocco earned less than half a billion US dollar from fishing in 1982 and next year, this revenue surged to nearly 2 billion. The revenue continued to increase and in 1997 and almost touched 3 billion. The highest fish related income in Morocco came in the year 2000 and the revenue in this year from fishing was well over 4 billion USD. Afterwards, revenue dropped and in next two years remained stable at approximately 3.8 billion. In 2003, income from fishing significantly dropped and reached below 2 billion dollar.

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