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Export Oriented Enterprises - 4th Quarter 2016

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:
 
 
 
Q4 2016
Change on
Q3 2016
Q4 2015
Employment (Numbers)
52,311
-82
-1,290
     Mauritians
29,493
-110
-1,532
     Foreigners
22,818
+28
+242
Exports (R million)
11,198
+20
-682
Imports (R million)
6,127
-158
-1,031
 
 
3.                  Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016,
(i)         employment in EOE decreased by 82 in the 4th quarter of 2016 as a result of 755 job losses in contracting enterprises and 673 job gains in expanding ones;
(ii)        exports went up marginally by 0.2%; and
(iii)        imports decreased by 2.5%.
 
4.                       Compared to a year earlier,
(i)         employment in EOE decreased by 1,290;
(ii)        exports decreased by 5.7%; and
(iii)        imports decreased by 14.4%.
 
 
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