Mauritius Balance of Trade  1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The trade deficit in Mauritius narrowed to MUR 7962 million in July of 2017 from a MUR 8216 million gap a year earlier. Imports decreased 1.9 percent year-on-year to MUR 14743 million, mainly due to machinery and transport equipment (-15.75 percent) and chemicals (-4.39 percent). Meanwhile, exports went down 0.6 percent year-on-year to MUR 6781 million from MUR 6820 million. Main declines were seen in miscellaneous manufactured articles (-7.98 percent) while food and live animals increased (13.62 percent); manufactured goods (32.78 percent) and chemicals (15.60 percent). Exports increased to India (9.4 percent), China (3.4 percent) and South Africa (16.4 percent) but fell to France (-17.8 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.

Mauritius Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-21 09:30 AM Balance of Trade MUR-8.3B MUR-8B
2017-08-22 09:10 AM Balance of Trade MUR-7.5B MUR-8.3B
2017-09-22 11:30 AM Balance of Trade MUR-7.9B MUR-7.5B
2017-10-24 09:30 AM Balance of Trade MUR-7.9B
2017-11-21 09:30 AM Balance of Trade
2017-12-22 09:30 AM Balance of Trade


Mauritius Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -7962.00 -7510.00 560.00 -23045.00 MUR Million [+]
Exports 6781.00 7304.00 21687.00 1407.00 MUR Million [+]
Imports 14743.00 14814.00 44732.00 1755.00 MUR Million [+]
Current Account -7799.00 -4984.00 3279.00 -13870.00 MUR Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.90 -4.80 6.40 -13.55 percent [+]
External Debt 46231.00 46103.00 56004.00 6185.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 4170.00 3810.00 44378.00 3055.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 96282.00 100191.00 148134.00 38826.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 12.43 12.43 12.43 1.91 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 114.80 109.00 138.15 91.30 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7962.00 -7510.00 560.00 -23045.00 1985 - 2017 MUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 989.00 Aug/17
Brazil 5178.00 Sep/17
Canada -3413.40 Aug/17
China 284.67 Sep/17
Euro Area 16086.90 Aug/17
France -4514.00 Aug/17
Germany 20000.00 Aug/17
India -8984.29 Sep/17
Indonesia 1760.00 Sep/17
Italy 2769.02 Aug/17
Japan 113.64 Aug/17
Mexico -2732.00 Aug/17
Netherlands 4073.00 Aug/17
Russia 6612.00 Aug/17
South Korea 13800.00 Sep/17
Spain -2099000.00 Jul/17
Switzerland 2173.00 Aug/17
Turkey -5873.11 Aug/17
United Kingdom -5626.00 Aug/17
United States -42395.00 Aug/17