Mauritius's trade deficit widened significantly to MUR 14.5 billion in April of 2022, from an upwardly revised MUR 8.4 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. Imports jumped 61.1 percent yoy to MUR 23 billion, mainly due to higher purchases of mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (217.2 percent). Meanwhile, exports grew at a slower 44.2 percent to MUR 8.5 billion, driven by shipments of food and live animals (42.6 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (31.8 percent). source: Central Statistics Office, Mauritius

Balance of Trade in Mauritius averaged -6947.21 MUR Million from 1985 until 2022, 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. This page provides - Mauritius Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Mauritius Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Balance of Trade in Mauritius is expected to be -14400.00 MUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Mauritius Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -14600.00 MUR Million in 2023 and -11800.00 MUR Million in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Mauritius Balance of Trade

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-20 10:00 AM Mar MUR -16.6B MUR -10.9B MUR -9.7B
2022-06-17 11:00 AM Apr MUR -14.5B MUR -16.6B
2022-07-20 11:00 AM May MUR -14.5B MUR -15.7B

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -14483.00 -16596.00 MUR Million Apr 2022
Current Account -21732.00 -13500.00 MUR Million Dec 2021
Current Account to GDP -10.10 -5.70 percent of GDP Dec 2020
Exports 8478.00 8812.00 MUR Million Apr 2022
Imports 22961.00 25408.00 MUR Million Apr 2022
External Debt 85319.55 83471.85 MUR Million Jun 2021
Tourist Arrivals 70462.00 84268.00 May 2022
Tourism Revenues 4640.00 3556.00 MUR Million Mar 2022
Terms Of Trade 84.68 101.53 points Mar 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-14483.00 -16596.00 560.00 -23045.00 1985 - 2022 MUR Million Monthly