Overview In 2020 Mauritius was the number 137 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 138 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Mauritius are Processed Fish ($244M), Raw Sugar ($197M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($94.4M), Knit T-shirts ($87.3M), and Non-Knit Men's Shirts ($83M), exporting mostly to France ($201M), United States ($187M), South Africa ($170M), United Kingdom ($154M), and Zimbabwe ($148M).

Imports The top imports of Mauritius are Refined Petroleum ($521M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($194M), Cars ($152M), Packaged Medicaments ($139M), and Concentrated Milk ($90.4M), importing mostly from China ($781M), United Arab Emirates ($510M), India ($438M), France ($353M), and South Africa ($307M).

Location Mauritius borders Franceand Seychelles by sea.

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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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Data is presented based on data availability. Only countries using the Harmonic System (HS) are selected. Every source is shown using their own latest twelve months of data.

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

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Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2020): Processed Fish, $244M

Top Destination (2020): France, $201M

In 2020, Mauritius exported a total of $2.05B, making it the number 137 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Mauritius have changed by -$1.33B from $3.38B in 2015 to $2.05B in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Processed Fish ($244M), Raw Sugar ($197M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($94.4M), Knit T-shirts ($87.3M), and Non-Knit Men's Shirts ($83M). The most common destination for the exports of Mauritius are France ($201M), United States ($187M), South Africa ($170M), United Kingdom ($154M), and Zimbabwe ($148M).

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Top Import (2020): Refined Petroleum, $521M

Top Origin (2020): China, $781M

In 2020 Mauritius imported $4.43B, making it the number 138 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Mauritius changed by -$396M from $4.83B in 2015 to $4.43B in 2020.

The most recent imports of Mauritius are led by Refined Petroleum ($521M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($194M), Cars ($152M), Packaged Medicaments ($139M), and Concentrated Milk ($90.4M). The most common import partners for Mauritius are China ($781M), United Arab Emirates ($510M), India ($438M), France ($353M), and South Africa ($307M).

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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 Raw sugar, beet (80%)and Refined sugar, in solid form, flavoured or coloured (80%).

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*The tariffs applied to imports for Mauritius are:
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 Other Animals (222), Processed Fish (106), Vanilla (98.1), Non-Knit Men's Shirts (67.1), and Raw Sugar (64.3). 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 processing textile fibres (1.45), Spectacles, goggles etc., corrective or protective (1.41), Composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents, nes (1.31), Other clock or watch parts (1.19), and Ceramic, glass pigments, opacifiers, colours, enamels (1.16). 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 Other Cloth Articles (0.23), Bananas (0.21), Packing Bags (0.21), Crustaceans (0.21), and Other Women's Undergarments (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 a country currently specializes 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.

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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.