The number of foreigners visiting Mauritius declined 3.8 percent from a year ago to 152.098 thousand in December 2019, mainly due to lower arrivals from South Africa (-18.2 percent to 19.2 thousand), the UK (-13.4 percent to 12.9 thousand) and Germany (-11.7 percent to 12.8 thousand). Conversely, main increases were recorded from France (6.7 percent to 35.1 thousand) and Reunion Island (5.9 percent to 15.5 thousand). Considering the first eleven months of the year, the number of foreigners went down 1.1 percent to 1,383.488 thousand.

Tourist Arrivals in Mauritius averaged 83958.68 from 2003 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 158043 in December of 2018 and a record low of 38826 in June of 2004. This page provides - Mauritius Tourist Arrivals - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Tourist Arrivals in Mauritius is expected to be 116000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Mauritius to stand at 165000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 168000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Mauritius Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
152098.00 128730.00 158043.00 38826.00 2003 - 2019 Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-10 10:00 AM Sep -2.0% -2.0% -1.3%
2019-11-12 10:00 AM Oct -3.8% -2.0% -1.5%
2019-12-13 10:00 AM Nov -2.7% -3.8% 6.0%
2020-01-15 10:00 AM Dec -3.8% -2.7% 2.5%


News Stream
2019-12-13
Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Fall 2.7% YoY in November
The number of foreigners visiting Mauritius decreased 2.7 percent from a year ago to 128.730 in November 2019, mainly due to lower arrivals from Germany (-5.1 percent to 16.3 thousand), the UK (-13.2 percent to 14.2 thousand) and South Africa (-22.2 percent to 6.4 thousand). In contrast, main increases were registered from France (8.1 percent to 33.7 thousand) and Reunion Island (10.4 percent to 6.8 thousand). Considering the first eleven months of the year, the number of foreigners went down 0.8 percent to 1,231.4 thousand.

2019-11-12
Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Fall the Most in 5 Months
The number of foreigners visiting Mauritius fell 3.8 percent from a year ago to 129.018 thousand in October 2019. This is the largest decline in tourist arrivals since May, amid lower arrivals from Reunion Island (-5.1 percent to 16.6 thousand), the UK (-13 percent to 14.4 thousand), Germany (-13.1 percent to 11.2 thousand) and South Africa (-12.9 percent to 7.7 thousand). In contrast, visitors rose primarily from France (2% to 31.57 thousand) and India (28.1 percent to 5.7 thousand). Considering the first ten months of the year, the number of foreigners edged down 0.6 percent to 1,102.660 thousand.

2019-10-10
Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Fall 2% YoY in September
The number of foreigners visiting Mauritius went down 2.0 percent from a year ago to 100.837 thousand in September 2019. The largest decreases were recorded in arrivals from the UK (-8.4 percent to 12.9 thousand), Germany (-6.6 percent to 12.0 thousand) and South Africa (-0.7 percent to 13.2 thousand). Conversely, visitors rose mostly from France (14.6 percent to 15.1 thousand) and Reunion Island (4.9 percent to 7.5 thousand). Year-to-date, the number of foreigners visiting Mauritius edged down 0.1 percent to 973.642 thousand.

2019-09-10
Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Fall 2.0% YoY in July
The number of foreigners visiting Mauritius decreased 2.0 percent year-on-year to 107.275 thousand in August 2019 which falls in the island's winter. The largest declines were registered in arrivals from the UK (-6.8 percent to 13.1 thousand), Reunion Island (-0.6 percent to 10.3 thousand), Germany (-7.3 percent to 7.4 thousand) and South Africa (-7.1 percent to 9.6 thousand). In contrast, visitors rose mostly from France (14.9 percent to 21.8 thousand). Year-to-date, the number of foreigners visiting Mauritius edged up 0.1 percent to 872.805 thousand.

2019-08-13
Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Edge Down 0.4% in July
The number of foreigners visiting Mauritius dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year to 114.448 thousand in July 2019. It was the lowest figure for a July month since 2017. The largest decreases were observed in arrivals from the UK (-4.4 percent to 12.4 thousand), South Africa (-21.2 percent to 7.6 thousand), Germany (-4.3 percent to 7.5 thousand), India (-15.8 percent to 6.3 thousand) and China (-31.4 percent to 4.5 thousand). In contrast, visitors rose mostly from France (4.1 percent to 20.6 thousand) and Reunion Island (5 percent to 17.1 thousand). Year-to-date, the number of foreigners visiting Mauritius increase 0.4 percent to 765.530 thousand.

2019-07-10
Mauritius Tourist Arrivals Surge 9.5% YoY in June
The number of foreigners visiting Mauritius rose 9.5 percent year-on-year to 92.398 thousand in June 2019. Biggest increases were seen in arrivals from South Africa (up 15.6 percent to 13.0 thousand), France (up 20.9 percent to 11.7 thousand), the UK (up 2.8 percent to 9.9 thousand), Germany (up 28.2 percent to 8.3 thousand) and Reunion Island (up 10.8 percent to 6.7 thousand). Meanwhile, visitors decreased mostly from India (-17.3 percent to 9.8 thousand). Year-to-date, the number of foreigners visiting Mauritius went up 0.5 percent to 650.082 thousand.

Mauritius Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -12018.00 -9874.00 560.00 -23045.00 MUR Million [+]
Current Account -7957.00 -4913.00 3279.00 -13870.00 MUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -8.80 -6.60 6.40 -13.55 percent [+]
Imports 17933.00 16905.00 44732.00 1755.00 MUR Million [+]
Exports 5915.00 7031.00 21687.00 1407.00 MUR Million [+]
External Debt 39242.00 40304.00 56153.00 6185.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 5434.00 4362.00 44378.00 3055.00 MUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 152098.00 128730.00 158043.00 38826.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 12.43 12.44 12.44 1.91 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 110.10 106.70 138.15 91.30 points [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Remittances 715.00 702.00 715.00 425.00 MUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 17370.00 21242.00 21242.00 8793.00 MUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 6302.00 6400.00 42378.64 -14837.20 MUR Million [+]