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 (2021): China, India, and South Africa
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Apparel: Knit, Prepared Meats, and Apparel: Non Knit

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

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

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $33,969,341,093 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 8.691% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $26,906 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 138/197 (2022)

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 %) 10.774% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $13,916,293,965 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 22.2% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -1.895% (2022)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.089% (2022)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,580,092,601) (2022)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 618,531 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 5.148% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 23.631% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 71.221% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 7.234% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $8,139,620,022 (2022)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $7,244,022,133 (2022)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 69.141% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $252,104,280 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,615,983,523 (2022)
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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