Source
Central bank

Bank of Mauritius

International Reserves

US$ 2.775 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 11.224 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

20.225 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2.6% 1.9% 4.3% 5.5% 1.5% 3.9% 5.4% 5.5%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
3% 4.1% 4.1% 3.6%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 8,655 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$15,595 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 4.4% 
  • industry: 23.8% 
  • services: 71.8% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
2.5%(2008) 2.9% 6.5% 4.8%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
7.3% 7.8% 7.8%(2009) 8.2%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
44% 50.7% 50.5% 50.6% 51.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-2.8% -3.6% -3.2% -3.4% -2.8%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: Baa1

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$4.74 billion US$6.506 billion US$6.54 billion
Largest companies in Mauritius

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -1.2 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-11.1% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

52.4% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.01%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.08% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$2.631 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

clothing and textiles, sugar, cut flowers, molasses, fish

Total imports

US$5.111 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

manufactured goods, capital equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals

Exports - major partners

UK 19.7%, France 17.1%, US 11.5%, Italy 8.8%, South Africa 7.3%, Spain 6.8%, Madagascar 6.5% (2011)

Imports - major partners

India 25.6%, China 11.5%, France 9.4%, South Africa 7.3%, Singapore 5.9% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$248 million US$430 million(2009) US$273 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$37 million US$129 million US$89 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$206 million US$191 million(2009) US$-50 million(2009) US$268 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 19 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 14 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 58 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 60 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 53 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 13 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 15 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 12 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 62 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 44 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 64 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

54

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 8 Score: 77.0 (Mostly Free) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

2,040 km2 (2006)

Capital

Port Louis (2009)

Currency

Mauritian rupees (MUR) (2009)

Government type

parliamentary democracy (2009)

Languages

Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)

Religions

Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
0.97 million 1.06 million 1.19 million 1.3 million 1.33 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
33.2% 42.4% 42.7% 41.8%
Population median age

32 years (2010)

Population growth rate

0.4% (2011)

Life expectancy

73 years (2010)

Adult literacy

88% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:1
Civil Liberties:2 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

127.71% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

34.95% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Port Louis: 107th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

2.9614 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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