Overview: In 2019 Mauritius was the number 127 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 137 in total exports, the number 126 in total imports, the number 67 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 80 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Exports: The top exports of Mauritius are Processed Fish ($271M), Raw Sugar ($197M), Non-Knit Men's Shirts ($138M), Knit T-shirts ($124M), and Non-Knit Men's Suits ($110M), exporting mostly to France ($263M), South Africa ($247M), United States ($242M), United Kingdom ($202M), and Zambia ($184M).

Imports: The top imports of Mauritius are Refined Petroleum ($876M), Cars ($230M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($211M), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($198M), and Packaged Medicaments ($134M), importing mostly from China ($907M), India ($792M), France ($615M), South Africa ($461M), and United Arab Emirates ($410M).

Location: Mauritius borders France and Seychelles by sea.

Historical Data

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Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2019): Processed Fish, $271M

Top Destination (2019): France, $263M

In 2019, Mauritius exported a total of $2.53B, making it the number 137 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Mauritius have changed by -$646M from $3.18B in 2014 to $2.53B in 2019.

The most recent exports are led by Processed Fish ($271M), Raw Sugar ($197M), Non-Knit Men's Shirts ($138M), Knit T-shirts ($124M), and Non-Knit Men's Suits ($110M). The most common destination for the exports of Mauritius are France ($263M), South Africa ($247M), United States ($242M), United Kingdom ($202M), and Zambia ($184M).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2019): Refined Petroleum, $876M

Top Origin (2019): China, $907M

In 2019 Mauritius imported $5.97B, making it the number 126 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Mauritius changed by $64.9M from $5.9B in 2014 to $5.97B in 2019.

The most recent imports of Mauritius are led by Refined Petroleum ($876M), Cars ($230M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($211M), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($198M), and Packaged Medicaments ($134M). The most common import partners for Mauritius are China ($907M), India ($792M), France ($615M), South Africa ($461M), and United Arab Emirates ($410M).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2018 - 2019)

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Mauritius Exports Services (2018): $3.13B

Mauritius Imports Services (2018): $2.02B

In 2018, Mauritius exported $3.13B worth of services. The top services exported by Mauritius in 2018 were Personal travel ($1.28B), Business travel ($605M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($552M), Air transport ($298M), and Financial services ($140M).

The top services imported by Mauritius in 2018 were Personal travel ($602M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($504M), Air transport ($390M), Other transport ($231M), and Auxiliary services ($55M).

Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Mauritius are Articles for pocket or handbag, nes (30%) and Articles for pocket or handbag, plastic, textile oute (30%).

Click any of the products in the bar chart to see the specific Ad Valorem Duty Rates by partner country.

*The tariffs applied to imports for Mauritius are:
115: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Group I) FTA Member States
116: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Group II) Non-FTA Member States
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
218: Preferential tariff for European Union countries
240: Preferential tariff for Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) member states
284: Preferential tariff for Pakistan
322: Preferential tariff for Turkey
347: Regional Preferential tariff for SADC countries

Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Mauritius has a high level of specialization in Non-Retail Carded Wool Yarn (210), Other Animals (135), Vanilla (115), Processed Fish (108), and Pearl Products (75). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Mauritius observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Mauritius according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Machines for knitting, lace, embroidery, tufting, etc (1.22), Insulating fittings for electrical equipment (1.11), Equipment to project, disperse or spray liquid, powder (0.93), Newspapers, journals and periodicals (0.87), and Spectacles, goggles etc., corrective or protective (0.81). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Mauritius according to the relatedness index, are Crustaceans (0.21), Non-Knit Active Wear (0.21), Packing Bags (0.21), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews (0.2), and Knit Men's Coats (0.2). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Mauritius is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Mauritius. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Mauritius exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.

Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Mauritius's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively más complex, moving from the ⁩⁨82nd to the 80th⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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