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 (2016): China, India, and France
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Apparel: Knit, Apparel: Non 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) $28,173,662,353 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.8% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $22,278 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 135/195 (2017)

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 %) 1.024% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $17,952,076,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 21.9% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 6.464% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.813% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($878,103,580) (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 605,688 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 7.275% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 26.004% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 66.721% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 7.161% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $7,344,075,357 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $5,611,576,096 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 57.339% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $349,418,574 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,835,068,527 (2016)
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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