The trade deficit in Mauritius increased to MUR 9.8 billion in March 2019 from MUR 7.1 billion in the same month a year ago. Imports surged 15.1 percent to MUR 16.64 billion, boosted by purchases of food & live animals (23.6 percent); machinery and transport equipment (29.6 percent); manufactured goods (29.6 percent) and mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials (0.4 percent). The most important import partners were India (20.9 percent of total purchases), China (12 percent), France (8.6 percent) and South Africa (6.9 percent). Exports fell 5.9 percent to MUR 6.9 billion, mainly dragged down by lower sales of miscellaneous manufactured articles (-14.4 percent); manufactured goods (-1.2 percent) and chemicals & related products (-9.8 percent). Main export partners were the UK (13.1 percent of sales), France (11.2 percent), South Africa (9.4 percent) and the US (9.3 percent). Balance of Trade in Mauritius averaged -6307.40 MUR Million from 1985 until 2019, 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.

Balance of Trade in Mauritius is expected to be -9000.00 MUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Mauritius to stand at -6300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -10600.00 MUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-20 01:30 PM Balance of Trade MUR-9.9B MUR-10.6B MUR -8.8B
2019-03-22 11:00 AM Balance of Trade MUR -9.4B MUR-9.9B MUR -7.8B
2019-04-22 12:40 PM Balance of Trade MUR -7.7B MUR -9.4B MUR -7.5B
2019-05-20 09:20 AM Balance of Trade MUR -9.8B MUR -7.8B MUR -8.0B
2019-06-21 07:50 AM Balance of Trade MUR -9.8B MUR -9.3B
2019-07-22 09:20 AM Balance of Trade MUR -9.6B
2019-08-20 09:00 AM Balance of Trade MUR -9.0B


Mauritius Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -9750.00 -7802.00 560.00 -23045.00 MUR Million [+]
Current Account -8272.68 -9786.87 3279.00 -13870.00 MUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -8.80 -6.60 6.40 -13.55 percent [+]
Imports 16643.00 13898.00 44732.00 1755.00 MUR Million [+]
Exports 6893.00 6096.00 21687.00 1407.00 MUR Million [+]
External Debt 42078.00 44538.00 56004.00 6185.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 5140.00 6178.00 44378.00 3055.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 108565.00 114419.00 158043.00 38826.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 12.40 12.40 12.44 1.91 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 103.40 106.20 138.15 91.30 Index points [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12330.00 13648.00 20373.00 8793.00 MUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 8867.00 10466.00 42378.64 -14837.20 MUR Million [+]

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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. This page provides - Mauritius Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Mauritius Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-9750.00 -7802.00 560.00 -23045.00 1985 - 2019 MUR Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1131.00 Apr/19
Australia 4949.00 Mar/19
Brazil 6060.00 Apr/19
Canada -3211.20 Mar/19
China 138.34 Apr/19
Euro Area 22532.90 Mar/19
France -5324.00 Mar/19
Germany 22683.00 Mar/19
India -15330.00 Apr/19
Indonesia -2501.90 Apr/19
Italy 4625.00 Mar/19
Japan 60.40 Apr/19
Mexico 1370.00 Apr/19
Netherlands 5330.00 Mar/19
Russia 15537.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 180059.00 Dec/18
Singapore 2782.79 Apr/19
South Africa 5004.63 Mar/19
South Korea 4120.00 Apr/19
Spain -2352600.00 Mar/19
Switzerland 2494.00 Mar/19
Turkey -2136.73 Mar/19
United Kingdom -5408.00 Mar/19
United States -50000.00 Mar/19


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