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

The trade deficit in Mauritius increased to MUR 8258 million in May of 2017 from a MUR 6961 million gap a year earlier. Exports shrank 5.3 percent year-on-year to MUR 7028 million, mainly due to lower sales of miscellaneous manufactured articles (-9.9 percent) and food and live animals (-0.3 percent). Exports fell to France (-5.2 percent), the UK (-3.2 percent) and the US (-21.7 percent). Imports increased 6.3 percent to MUR 15286 million, boosted by purchases of mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (10 percent); food and live animals (5.8 percent) and manufactured goods (8.7 percent). On the other hand, imports fell for machinery and transport equipment (-13.6 percent). Most purchases came from India (imports up 13.3 percent), China (-4.5 percent) and France (30.2 percent). Balance of Trade in Mauritius averaged -5931.88 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 Forecast (i)
2017-05-24 09:50 AM Mar MUR -7.3B MUR-5.65B
2017-06-22 09:30 AM Apr MUR-8B MUR -7.3B
2017-07-21 09:30 AM May MUR-8.3B MUR-8B
2017-08-22 09:30 AM Jun MUR-8.3B
2017-09-22 09:30 AM Jul
2017-10-24 09:30 AM Aug




Mauritius Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -8258.00 -8046.00 560.00 -23045.00 MUR Million [+]
Exports 7028.00 6141.00 21687.00 1407.00 MUR Million [+]
Imports 15286.00 14187.00 44732.00 1755.00 MUR Million [+]
Current Account -4984.00 -4660.00 3279.00 -13870.00 MUR Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.90 -4.80 6.40 -13.55 percent [+]
External Debt 53104.00 53464.00 56004.00 6185.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 4830.00 5254.00 44378.00 3055.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 78188.00 96557.00 148134.00 38826.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 12.43 12.43 12.43 1.91 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 108.90 117.60 138.15 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 Notes

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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-8258.00 -8046.00 560.00 -23045.00 1985 - 2017 MUR Million Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 2471.00 May/17
Brazil 7195.00 Jun/17
Canada -1085.90 May/17
China 427.70 Jun/17
Euro Area 21417.50 May/17
France -4886.00 May/17
Germany 22000.00 May/17
India -12959.90 Jun/17
Indonesia 1631.20 Jun/17
Italy 4341.51 May/17
Japan 439.91 Jun/17
Mexico -1079.20 May/17
Netherlands 4655.00 May/17
Russia 8519.00 May/17
South Korea 11400.00 Jun/17
Spain -1431000.00 May/17
Switzerland 2812.51 Jun/17
Turkey -7307.04 May/17
United Kingdom -3073.00 May/17
United States -46507.00 May/17