Source
Central bank

Bank of Mauritius

International Reserves

US$ 4.034 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2014)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 13 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

22 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
4.3% 5.5% 1.5% 4.5% 5.9% 5.5% 3.0% 4.1%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
3.8% 3.3% 3.1% 3.7%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 9,712 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$16,820 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 4.5% 
  • industry: 22% 
  • services: 73.4% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
6.5% 3.9% 3.5% 3.8%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
7.9% 8.0% 8.0% N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
52.0% 52.1% 51.5% 53.8% 53.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-3.2% -3.2% -1.8% -3.5% -3.0%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: Baa1

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010* 2011 2012**
US$7.442 billion US$7.667 billion N/A

*2010 Estimate    **2012 Estimate

Largest companies in Mauritius

Essar Energy

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -1.109 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-8.721% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

54.3% (2013)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.01% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.08% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$2.788 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

clothing and textiles, sugar, cut flowers, molasses, fish, primates (for research)

Total imports

US$ 4.953 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

UK 19.3%, France 16.4%, US 9.9%, South Africa 9.8%, Spain 7.5%, Italy 6.9%, Madagascar 6.8% (2012)

Imports - major partners

India 23.1%, China 16%, France 8.5%, South Africa 6.5% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 433 million US$ 589 million US$ 259 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 158 million US$ 180 million US$ 135 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 433 million US$ -173 million US$ -418 million US$ 65 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (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 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(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 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 20 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 19 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 54 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 65 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 42 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 12 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 12 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 13 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 123 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 48 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 61 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

39

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 8 Score: 76.5 (Mostly Free) (2014)

(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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