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Export Oriented Enterprises - 2nd 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:
 
 
 
Q2 2017
Change on
Q1 2017
Q2 2016
Employment (Number)
51,753
-201
-840
     Mauritians
28,941
-563
-939
     Foreigners
22,812
+362
+99
Exports (R million)
11,149
+1,752
-544
Imports (R million)
6,933
+1,155
+87
 
 
 
3.            Compared to the first quarter of 2017,
(i)        employment in EOE decreased by 201 in the second quarter of 2017 as a result of 690 job losses and 489 job creations;
(ii)       exports increased by 18.6%; and
(iii)     imports increased by 20.0%.
 
4.               Compared to a year earlier,
(i)        employment in EOE decreased by 840;
(ii)       exports decreased by 4.7%; and
(iii)     imports increased by 1.3%.
  
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 September 2017