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

The trade deficit in Mauritius widened to MUR 7953 million in August of 2017 from a MUR 6773 million gap a year earlier. Imports increased 9.6 percent year-on-year to MUR 14742 million, mainly due to machinery and transport equipment (20.64 percent); mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (41.74 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (2.35 percent). Main import partners were: India (17.8 percent); China (15.6 percent); France (9.8 percent and South Africa (7.7 percent). Meantime, exports increased 1.6 percent year-on-year to MUR 6789 million from MUR 6681 million, mainly manufactured goods (30.19 percent) and chemicals (9.29 percent), while exports decreased for food and live animals (-2.20 percent); miscellaneous goods (-7.07 percent) and machinery and transport equipment (-19.07 percent). The most important export partners were: United Kingdom (13.1 percent); France (12.8 percent); US (12.5 percent) and South Africa (11 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
2017-08-22 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 09:50 AM Balance of Trade MUR-7.9B MUR-7.9B MUR -7.0B
2017-11-21 09:30 AM Balance of Trade MUR-7.9B
2017-12-22 09:30 AM Balance of Trade


Mauritius Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -7953.00 -7916.00 560.00 -23045.00 MUR Million [+]
Exports 6789.00 6781.00 21687.00 1407.00 MUR Million [+]
Imports 14742.00 14697.00 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 4329.00 4170.00 44378.00 3055.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 130070.00 96282.00 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7953.00 -7916.00 560.00 -23045.00 1985 - 2017 MUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1745.00 Sep/17
Brazil 5201.00 Oct/17
Canada -3179.70 Sep/17
China 381.74 Oct/17
Euro Area 26364.90 Sep/17
France -4669.00 Sep/17
Germany 24100.00 Sep/17
India -14018.80 Oct/17
Indonesia 895.00 Oct/17
Italy 3989.78 Sep/17
Japan 670.17 Sep/17
Mexico -1886.40 Sep/17
Netherlands 6258.00 Sep/17
Russia 10222.00 Sep/17
South Korea 7300.00 Oct/17
Spain -3226685.00 Aug/17
Switzerland 2917.62 Sep/17
Turkey -8134.57 Sep/17
United Kingdom -2754.00 Sep/17
United States -43495.00 Sep/17