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Export Oriented Enterprises - 1st Quarter 2017

Highlights

1.            EOE consists of enterprises previously operating with an EPZ Certificate as well as enterprises manufacturing goods for exports and holding a registration certificate issued by the Board of Investment.

 
2.            A summary of the main statistics on the EOE is given below:
 
 
 
Q1 2017
Change on
Q4 2016
Q1 2016
Employment (Number)
51,954
-357
-772
     Mauritians
29,504
+11
-471
     Foreigners
22,450
-368
-301
Exports (R million)
9,397
-1,801
-1,131
Imports (R million)
5,778
-349
-645

  

3.            Compared to the 4th quarter of 2016,
(i)        net employment in EOE decreased by 357 in the 1st quarter of 2017 as a result of 1,094 job losses in contracting enterprises and 737 job gains in expanding ones;
(ii)       exports decreased by 16.1%; and
(iii)     imports decreased by 5.7%.
 
4.               Compared to a year earlier,
(i)        net employment in EOE decreased by 772;
(ii)       exports decreased by 10.7%; and
(iii)     imports decreased by 10.0%.
 

 
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 June 2017