The trade deficit in Mauritius shrank to MUR 10.4 billion in July 2019 from MUR 12.6 billion in the same month last year, as exports rose 5 percent to MUR 7.1 billion, buoyed by shipments of food & live animals (3.8 percent) and crude materials, inedible, except fuels (6.5 percent). In contrast, sales decreased for miscellaneous manufactured articles (-10%); manufactured goods (-10.9 percent); chemicals & chemical products (-0.7 percent) and machinery & transport equipment (-21.9 percent). Imports declined 9.7 percent to MUR 17.4 billion, amid lower purchases of machinery & transport equipment (-6.9 percent); mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials (-8 percent); manufactured goods (-1 percent) and food & live animals (-28.9 percent). Balance of Trade in Mauritius averaged -6376.40 MUR Million from 1985 until 2019, 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.

Balance of Trade in Mauritius is expected to be -8000.00 MUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Mauritius to stand at -6300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -10600.00 MUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-21 10:30 AM Balance of Trade Apr MUR -8.8B MUR -9.8B MUR -9.3B
2019-07-23 09:20 AM Balance of Trade May MUR -11.4B MUR -9.1B MUR -9.6B
2019-08-20 10:00 AM Balance of Trade Jun MUR -7.4B MUR -11.4B MUR -9.0B
2019-09-20 10:25 AM Balance of Trade Jul MUR -10.4B MUR -7.4B MUR -10B
2019-10-23 08:40 AM Balance of Trade Aug MUR -10.4B MUR -8.6B
2019-11-20 09:30 AM Balance of Trade Sep MUR -8B
2019-12-20 09:30 AM Balance of Trade Oct


Mauritius Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -10348.00 -7379.00 560.00 -23045.00 MUR Million [+]
Current Account -4997.00 -8272.68 3279.00 -13870.00 MUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -8.80 -6.60 6.40 -13.55 percent [+]
Imports 17409.00 14255.00 44732.00 1755.00 MUR Million [+]
Exports 7061.00 6876.00 21687.00 1407.00 MUR Million [+]
External Debt 42078.00 44538.00 56004.00 6185.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 4169.00 4915.00 44378.00 3055.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 107275.00 115448.00 158043.00 38826.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 12.44 12.40 12.44 1.91 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 108.80 104.90 138.15 91.30 Index points [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 17370.00 21242.00 21242.00 8793.00 MUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 8408.00 9900.00 42378.64 -14837.20 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-10348.00 -7379.00 560.00 -23045.00 1985 - 2019 MUR Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 951.00 Jul/19
Australia 7268.00 Jul/19
Brazil 3280.00 Aug/19
Canada -1124.40 Jul/19
China 348.26 Aug/19
Euro Area 24789.70 Jul/19
France -4607.00 Jul/19
Germany 21449.00 Jul/19
India -13450.00 Aug/19
Indonesia 85.10 Aug/19
Italy 7630.87 Jul/19
Japan -136.30 Aug/19
Mexico -1117.00 Jul/19
Netherlands 4127.00 Jul/19
Russia 11224.00 Jul/19
Saudi Arabia 131636.00 Mar/19
Singapore 3787.85 Aug/19
South Africa -2880.82 Jul/19
South Korea 1723.00 Aug/19
Spain -2490000.00 Jul/19
Switzerland 1152.71 Aug/19
Turkey -3191.93 Jul/19
United Kingdom -219.00 Jul/19
United States -53989.00 Jul/19


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