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Overview In 2021 Mauritius was the number 142 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 134 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Mauritius are Processed Fish ($241M), Raw Sugar ($189M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($110M), Knit T-shirts ($89.4M), and Diamonds ($71.8M), exporting mostly to France ($240M), South Africa ($238M), Zimbabwe ($198M), United States ($156M), and United Kingdom ($151M).

Imports The top imports of Mauritius are Refined Petroleum ($702M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($223M), Cars ($185M), Packaged Medicaments ($183M), and Coal Briquettes ($171M), importing mostly from China ($1.01B), India ($787M), South Africa ($473M), United Arab Emirates ($441M), and France ($396M).

Location Mauritius borders France and Seychelles by sea.

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Mauritius.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Top Export (2021)Processed Fish$241M
Top Destination (2021)France$240M

In 2021, Mauritius exported a total of $2.26B, making it the number 142 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Mauritius have changed by -$622M from $2.88B in 2016 to $2.26B in 2021.

The most recent exports are led by Processed Fish ($241M), Raw Sugar ($189M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($110M), Knit T-shirts ($89.4M), and Diamonds ($71.8M). The most common destination for the exports of Mauritius are France ($240M), South Africa ($238M), Zimbabwe ($198M), United States ($156M), and United Kingdom ($151M).

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Market Growth

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2020 - 2021)
South Africa$68.5M (+ 40.3%)
Zimbabwe$50.5M (+ 34.3%)
France$37.2M (+ 18.4%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2020 - 2021)
India$348M (+ 79.5%)
China$218M (+ 27.4%)
South Africa$170M (+ 56.2%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2020 - 2021)

Service Trade

Service Trade

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).

Service Exports (2018)

Service Imports (2018)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity (Technology)-1.43Rank 90 of 96
Economic Complexity (Research)-0.49Rank 92 of 140

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

Mauritius has a high level of specialization in Other Animals (293), Non-Retail Carded Wool Yarn (282), Processed Fish (114), Other Clocks and Watches (102), and Vanilla (83.9). 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

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Mauritius according to the relatedness index, were Jute Woven Fabric (0.25), Knit Men's Coats (0.24), Crustaceans (0.24), Cassava (0.24), and Packing Bags (0.24). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Mauritius is not specialized in.

Product Space

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 a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

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 vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is 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 greenhouse emissions.

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