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Export Oriented Enterprises - 4th Quarter 2015

Highlights

 

Export Oriented Enterprises (EOE) consist of enterprises previously operating with an EPZ certificate as well as those manufacturing goods for exports and holding a registration certificate issued by the Board of Investment.
 
1.  Compared to the third quarter of 2015, employment in EOE decreased by 287 (-0.5%) from 53,888 to 53,601.  This decrease is the net result of 710 job losses and creation of 423 new jobs in existing enterprises.  Employment of Mauritians went down by 185 (-0.6%) from 31,210 to 31,025 and that of foreign workers decreased by 102 (-0.4%) from 22,678 to 22,576.
 

2.  EOE exports during the fourth quarter of 2015 amounted to R 11,888 million, lower by 5.8% compared to the third quarter of 2015 and by 0.4% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014. EOE imports were estimated at R 7,155 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, representing an increase of 7.7% compared to the previous quarter and a decrease of 1.5% compared to corresponding quarter of 2014.

 

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March 2016