Mauritius: Economy

Economic Trivia

Mauritius one of the highest GDP per capita incomes in Africa.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): China, India, and France
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Apparel: Knit, Apparel: Non Knit, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Food Processing (Largely Sugar Milling); Textiles; Clothing; Mining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $24,596,139,715 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.5% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $19,480 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 134/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.287% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $11,288,438,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 22.4% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 7.481% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 16.134% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($565,598,751) (2015)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 592,300 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 8% (2014)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 29.8% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 63.5% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 7.7% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $6,858,831,550 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $5,732,655,954 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 69.017% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $208,290,139 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $3,119,338,364 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Mauritius’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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