Mauritius recorded a trade deficit of 7717 MUR Million in May of 2020.

Balance of Trade in Mauritius averaged -6536.10 MUR Million from 1985 until 2020, 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. Mauritius Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020.

Balance of Trade in Mauritius is expected to be -7000.00 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 -8000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -9700.00 MUR Million in 2021 and -11300.00 MUR Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Mauritius Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7717.00 -8711.00 560.00 -23045.00 1985 - 2020 MUR Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-22 10:00 AM Feb MUR -7.6B MUR -9B MUR -8.0B
2020-05-20 11:00 AM Mar MUR -8.6B MUR -7.6B MUR -8.7B
2020-06-22 11:00 AM Apr MUR -8.7B MUR -7.6B MUR -9.2B
2020-07-22 11:00 AM May MUR -7.7B MUR -8.7B MUR -8.4B
2020-08-20 11:00 AM Jun MUR -7.7B MUR -7.3B
2020-09-21 11:00 AM Jul
2020-10-23 11:00 AM Aug
2020-11-20 11:00 AM Sep MUR -7B


News Stream
Mauritius Posts Largest Trade Gap in 4 Months
The trade deficit in Mauritius widened to MUR 10.7 billion in September 2019 from MUR 8.0 billion in the same month last year. It was the widest monthly trade gap since May, as exports fell 4.6 percent to MUR 6.4 billion, amid lower shipments of miscellaneous manufactured articles (-4.2 percent) and food & live animals (-24.7 percent). Meantime, imports climbed 16.5 percent to MUR 17.2 billion, boosted by purchases of machinery & transport equipment (25.5 percent) and mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials (29 percent).
2019-11-20
Mauritius Trade Gap Widens in August
The trade deficit in Mauritius rose to MUR 10.2 billion in August 2019 from MUR 9.1 billion in the same month last year, as exports sank 10.5 percent to MUR 6.6 billion, mainly dragged down by lower shipments of miscellaneous manufactured articles (-15 percent). Meanwhile, imports rose 2.0 percent to MUR 16.8 billion, boosted by purchases of food & live animals (25.3 percent) and machinery and transport equipment (0.2 percent).
2019-10-23
Mauritius trade Gap Narrows in July
The trade deficit in Mauritius shrank to MUR 10.4 billion in July 2019 from MUR 12.6 billion in the same month last year, as exports rose 5 percent to MUR 7.1 billion, buoyed by shipments of food & live animals (3.8 percent) and crude materials, inedible, except fuels (6.5 percent). In contrast, sales decreased for miscellaneous manufactured articles (-10%); manufactured goods (-10.9 percent); chemicals & chemical products (-0.7 percent) and machinery & transport equipment (-21.9 percent). Imports declined 9.7 percent to MUR 17.4 billion, amid lower purchases of machinery & transport equipment (-6.9 percent); mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials (-8 percent); manufactured goods (-1 percent) and food & live animals (-28.9 percent).
2019-09-20
Mauritius Trade Gap Narrows in June
The trade deficit in Mauritius decreased to MUR 7.4 billion in June 2019 from MUR 8.8 billion in the same month last year, as imports sank 10.3 percent to MUR 14.26 billion mainly due to lower purchases of food & live animals (-14.9 percent); mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (-27.8 percent) and manufactured goods (-3.9 percent). Exports declined at a softer 3.9 percent to MUR 6.8 billion, dragged down by reduced shipments of miscellaneous manufactured articles (-18.4 percent) while those of food rose 2.1 percent.
2019-08-20

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.