Mauritius Balance of Trade  1985-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The trade deficit in Mauritius widened to MUR 10066 million in October of 2017 from a MUR 8241 million gap a year earlier. Imports increased 11.8 percent year-on-year to MUR 16563 million, mainly due to food and live animals (17.2 percent), manufactured goods classified by material (18.2 percent), and machinery and transport equipment (14.2 percent). Main import partners were: India (15.8 percent), China (15.8 percent) and South Africa (7.1 percent). Meanwhile, exports decreased 1.2 percent year-on-year to MUR 6497 million from MUR 6577 million, mainly food and live animals (-12.6 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (-3.1 percent) and mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (-9.3 percent). The most important export partners were: the US (12.1 percent); United Kingdom (11.1 percent), South Africa (11.0 percent) and France (10.5 percent). Balance of Trade in Mauritius averaged -5962.34 MUR Million from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 560 MUR Million in September of 1986 and a record low of -23045 MUR Million in December of 2012.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-24 09:50 AM Balance of Trade MUR-7.9B MUR-7.9B MUR -7.0B
2017-11-21 09:30 AM Balance of Trade MUR-6.4B MUR-7.8B
2017-12-22 09:30 AM Balance of Trade MUR-10.1B MUR-6.5B MUR -6.7B
2018-01-23 09:30 AM Balance of Trade MUR-10.1B MUR -9.0B
2018-02-23 09:05 AM Balance of Trade MUR -10B
2018-03-23 09:30 AM Balance of Trade MUR -9.3B


Mauritius Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -10066.00 -6535.00 560.00 -23045.00 MUR Million [+]
Exports 6497.00 7426.00 21687.00 1407.00 MUR Million [+]
Imports 16563.00 138961.00 138961.00 1755.00 MUR Million [+]
Current Account -6724.00 -7799.00 3279.00 -13870.00 MUR Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.90 -4.80 6.40 -13.55 percent [+]
External Debt 45015.00 46231.00 56004.00 6185.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 5511.00 4243.00 44378.00 3055.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 155615.00 121496.00 155615.00 38826.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 12.44 12.43 12.44 1.91 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 15.40 114.80 138.15 15.40 Index points [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10592.00 9677.00 20373.00 8793.00 MUR Million [+]

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Mauritius Balance of Trade

Mauritius is a net exporter of sugar and textiles. However, due to lack of natural resources, Mauritius is dependent on imports of fuels to satisfy energy needs. Mauritius main trading partner is France with 17 percent of exports and 9 percent of imports. Others include: South Africa and Spain. This page provides - Mauritius Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Mauritius Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-10066.00 -6535.00 560.00 -23045.00 1985 - 2017 MUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia -628.00 Nov/17
Brazil 4997.77 Dec/17
Canada -2540.40 Nov/17
China 546.85 Dec/17
Euro Area 26272.60 Nov/17
France -5692.00 Nov/17
Germany 23700.00 Nov/17
India -14880.19 Dec/17
Indonesia -270.00 Dec/17
Italy 4829.68 Nov/17
Japan 113.36 Nov/17
Mexico 399.21 Nov/17
Netherlands 6041.00 Nov/17
Russia 11515.00 Nov/17
South Korea 5783.00 Dec/17
Spain -1621000.00 Nov/17
Switzerland 2633.00 Nov/17
Turkey -6320.40 Nov/17
United Kingdom -2804.00 Nov/17
United States -50497.00 Nov/17


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