Industrial production in Mauritius fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.8 percent gain in the previous period. It was the first decline in industrial output since the third quarter of 2015, as manufacturing production dropped (-0.7 percent compared to 0.5 percent in Q2). Also, output growth eased for electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (2.1 percent compared to 4.5 percent) and water supply (2.0 percent compared to 4.5 percent). On the other hand, mining production increased 3.1 percent, after a 3.0 percent gain in the second quarter of the year. On a quarterly basis, industrial output went down 0.9 percent, after rising 8.2 percent in the prior period. Industrial Production in Mauritius averaged 2.07 percent from 2009 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6.77 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a record low of -2.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Industrial Production in Mauritius is expected to be 2.19 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Mauritius to stand at 2.16 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Industrial Production is projected to trend around 2.11 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.