The trade deficit in Mauritius widened to MUR 12 billion in November 2019 from MUR 10.6 billion in the same month last year. It was the largest monthly trade gap since October 2018, as exports tumbled 16.6 percent to MUR 5.9 billion, pushed down by lower shipments of miscellaneous manufactured articles (-24.3 percent) and food & live animals (-17.4 percent). Meanwhile, imports rose only 1.4 percent to MUR 17.9 billion, as higher acquisitions of food & live animals (25.1 percent) were partly offset by decreases in those of machinery & transport equipment (-7.3 percent); manufactured goods (-6.2 percent) and mineral fuels, lubricants and related (-4.8 percent).
Balance of Trade in Mauritius averaged -6465.60 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. This page provides - Mauritius Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Balance of Trade in Mauritius is expected to be -6300.00 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 -10200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -10500.00 MUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.