General profile: Mauritius

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
1.299 Millions
41.692 MUR/US$
11 064 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 2 030 km²
4.04 %
3.77 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+9.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
2 143
2 261
2 662
1 964
Merchandise imports
3 157
4 386
4 790
5 142
Merchandise trade balance
-1 014
-2 124
-2 128
-3 178
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
9 %9 %56 %56 %35 %35 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
232226153135129232226153135129
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
1 618
2 695
2 733
1 233
Services imports
1 198
1 979
2 041
1 430
Services trade balance
420
716
692
-197
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
23.9
14.0
12.5
7.6
Travel
53.8
47.7
52.4
28.8
Other services
22.3
38.3
35.1
63.5
TRADE INDICES
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63648080859510090817271716870798885869271656194102979410010710088898483859489100101107117121888384
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.8 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
6 775
10 004
11 692
11 064
GDP per capita, current US$
5 386
7 795
9 042
8 518
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
1.78
4.38
3.55
3.77
Current account balance, % of GDP
-4.78
-10.05
-3.57
-13.80
Exchange rate (/US$)
29.496
30.784
35.057
41.692
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
73.318.418.230.048.773.318.418.230.048.7
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.8 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
41.56
429.94
216.46
253.19
FDI outflows
47.53
128.69
99.66
85.57
Personal remittances, % of GDP
3.17
2.26
1.91
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
271.6318.5244.6250.2194.1223.6327.0249.0249.0249.0226.0211.0215.0215.0215.0215.0215.0215.0215.0215.0177.025322544446148037921645629358943343024838333910542116232-26277FDI 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Balance, % of GDP
-5.56
-11.79
-10.01
-25.87
Balance, % of imports
-9.11
-19.22
-17.83
-47.23
Normalized balance
-0.048
-0.106
-0.098
-0.309
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
847690929495102105107117115111102112119124116
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
41%Urban 41%Rural
59%Rural 59%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.007 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
76
64
131
151
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
18.37
25.15
34.06
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
332 700
(t) 361 109
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
13.29
1.12
12.80
0.89
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
12.77
5.07
10.83
5.14
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).
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
t
Revised more than 20% in relation to the version published in 2020.
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
***
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: 20 October 2022