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 (2019): China, India, and South Africa
Top 3 Exported Goods (2019): Apparel: Non Knit, Apparel: Knit, and Prepared Meats

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

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

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $25,976,604,744 (2020)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -14.895% (2020)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $20,523 (2020)
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GDP Country Rank 141/197 (2020)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.581% (2020)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $18,527,475,049 (2020)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 22.2% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 5.815% (2020)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.711% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,373,992,261) (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 593,317 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 5.909% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 25.083% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 69.008% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 7.11% (2020)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $5,317,521,838 (2020)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $3,276,624,080 (2020)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 55.171% (2020)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $472,302,807 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,297,570,222 (2020)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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


  1. The World Bank