General profile: Mauritius

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
1.265 Millions
34.481 MUR/US$
13 115 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 2 030 km²
3.67 %
3.50 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+0.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
2 143
2 261
2 662
2 361
Merchandise imports
3 157
4 386
4 790
5 259
Merchandise trade balance
-1 014
-2 124
-2 128
-2 898
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %53 %53 %39 %39 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
333250235188145333250235188145
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
1 618
2 695
2 843
3 014
Services imports
1 198
1 979
2 241
2 240
Services trade balance
420
716
602
774
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
23.9
14.0
12.0
12.7
Travel
53.8
47.7
50.4
58.0
Other services
22.3
38.3
37.6
29.3
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.5 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
6 775
10 004
11 682
13 115
GDP per capita, current US$
5 544
8 016
9 275
10 367
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
1.78
4.38
3.47
3.50
Current account balance, % of GDP
-4.78
-10.05
-5.03
-6.70
Exchange rate (/US$)
29.496
30.784
35.057
34.481
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
73.615.216.744.553.973.615.216.744.553.9
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.5 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
41.56
429.96
208.29
292.65
FDI outflows
47.53
128.65
53.86
61.48
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
2.26
2.13
2.00
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
262.1262.1249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0226.0226.0211.0211.0215.0215.0215.0215.0215.02932933493492082084184182932935895894334334304302482483833833393391051054242111162623232-26-26277277262.1249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0249.0226.0211.0215.0215.029334920841829358943343024838333910542116232-26277FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
-5.56
-11.79
-10.79
-14.15
Balance, % of imports
-9.11
-19.22
-18.63
-25.66
Normalized balance
-0.048
-0.106
-0.103
-0.147
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
9696105110107117115111102112119124116
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
61%Male 61%Female
39%Female 39%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.007 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
76
64
130
123
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
12.26
16.68
29.88
32.47
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
332 700
467 000
511 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
13.29
1.12
12.80
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
12.77
5.07
10.83
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
6.57
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 19 November 2018