General profile: Mauritius

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
1.277 Millions
35.542 MUR/US$
11 883 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
1.02 %
3.60 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-11.3 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
2 143
2 261
2 662
2 361
Merchandise imports
3 157
4 386
4 790
4 654
Merchandise trade balance
-1 014
-2 124
-2 128
-2 293
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
7 %7 %57 %57 %36 %36 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
325264250179161325264250179161
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
1 618
2 695
2 843
(e) 2 867
Services imports
1 198
1 979
2 241
(e) 2 068
Services trade balance
420
716
602
(e) 799
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
23.9
14.0
12.0
(e) 12.6
Travel
53.8
47.7
50.4
(e) 54.8
Other services
22.3
38.3
37.6
(e) 32.6
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.6 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
6 489
9 718
11 511
11 883
GDP per capita, current US$
5 310
7 787
9 041
9 302
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
1.78
4.10
3.50
3.60
Current account balance, % of GDP
-4.99
-10.35
-4.91
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
29.496
30.784
35.057
35.542
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
74.214.421.249.859.674.214.421.249.859.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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0 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
41.56
429.96
208.29
349.42
FDI outflows
47.53
128.65
53.86
5.49
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
3493492082084184182932935895894334334304302482483833833393391051054242111162623232-26-2627727734920841829358943343024838333910542116232-26277FDI 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
2016
Balance, % of GDP
-5.80
-12.13
-10.95
(e) -7.58
Balance, % of imports
-9.11
-19.22
-18.63
(e) -14.02
Normalized balance
-0.048
-0.106
-0.103
(e) -0.075
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
101107112109119117114105117124130122
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(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 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
76 000 000
63 846 000
129 746 000
132 646 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
12.26
16.68
29.88
28.64
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
332 662
(e) 653 635
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
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).
e
Estimated.
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: 15 September 2017