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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)

NSDP


        Economic and Financial Data for Mauritius
         

Date of last update:

         

20 May 2019

           
The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a fuller explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Mauritius has committed, please click on DSBB Home Page
           
Abbreviations used: ‘Rs M’ stands for ‘Rupees Million’        
           
[Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted.  Unless otherwise indicated, data are preliminary.]

 

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REAL SECTOR

FISCAL SECTOR FINANCIAL SECTOR EXTERNAL SECTOR 
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SDDS Data Category and Component
Unit Description
Observations
More information
Date of latest data
Latest data
Data for previous period
National Accounts 1)
 
 
 
 
 
GDP in current (market) prices by production approach
Rs M
Q4/18
131,461
118,418
Primary Sector
Rs M
Q4/18
4,410
3,946

Historical series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Rs M
Q4/18
4,105
3,671
 
Mining and quarrying
Rs M
Q4/18
305
275
 
Secondary Sector
Rs M
Q4/18
24,541
22,141
 
Manufacturing
Rs M
Q4/18
16,734
14,549
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Rs M
Q4/18
2,025
1,856
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Rs M
Q4/18​
442
415
 
Construction
Rs M
Q4/18
5,340
5,321
 
Tertiary Sector
Rs M
Q4/18
85,542
79,889
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles    
Rs M
Q4/18
14,957
12,986
 
Transportation and storage
Rs M
Q4/18
7,038
6,901
 
Accomodation and food service activites
Rs M
Q4/18
8,839
6,077
 
Information and communication
Rs M
Q4/18
4,612
4,287
 
Financial and insurance activities
Rs M
Q4/18

12,722
12,238
 
Real estate activities
Rs M
Q4/18

6,390
6,384
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Rs M
Q4/18

5,387
5,282
 
Administrative and support service activities
Rs M
Q4/18

3,367
3,325
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
Rs M
Q4/18

6,822
6,756
 
Education
Rs M
Q4/18

5,041
5,202
 
Human health and social work activities
Rs M
Q4/18
4,760
4,775
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
 Rs M
Q4/18

3,851
3,936
 
Other service activities
Rs M
Q4/18
1,757
1,739
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISIM
Rs M
 
 
-
-
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
Rs M
Q4/18

16,967
12,441
 
GDP volumea/ (at basic prices) by production approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q4/18
4.1
3.3
 
Primary Sector
%
Q4/18
1.7
1.8
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
%
Q4/18

1.7
1.7
 
Mining and quarrying
%
Q4/18
2.7
3.0
 
Secondary Sector
%
Q4/18
3.7
0.7
 
Manufacturing
%
Q4/18
2.3
-1.2
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
%
Q4/18
1.2
1.4
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
%
Q4/18
6.5
2.0
 
Construction
%
Q4/18
10.1
6.8
 
Tertiary Sector
%
Q4/18
4.3
4.0
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
    
%
Q4/18
3.7
3.7
 
Transportation and storage
%
Q4/18
3.4
3.3
 
Accomodation and food service activities

​%

Q4/18​ 
4.2
5.7
 
Information and communication
%
Q4/18
5.7
5.3
 
Financial and insurance activities
%
Q4/18
5.2
5.1
 
Real estate activities
%
Q4/18
3.1
2.6
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
%
Q4/18
5.3
5.2
 
Administrative and support service activities
%
Q4/18
5.7
5.8
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
%
Q4/18
3.0
                  2.2
 
Education
%
Q4/18
2.8
2.2
 
Human health and social work activities
%
Q4/18
5.4
3.5
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
%
Q4/18
5.9
4.8
 
Other service activities
%
Q4/18

3.3
3.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
%
Q4/18
4.1
3.3
 
GDP volumea/ (at market prices) by production approach 
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q4/18
4.1
3.3
 
GDP in current market prices by expenditure approach
Rs M
Q4/18
131,461
118,418
 
Household consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q4/18
101,280
92,885
 
Government consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q4/18

18,605
17,826
 
Gross fixed capital formation
Rs M
Q4/18
24,479
24,042
 
Changes in inventories
Rs M
Q4/18
484
784
 
Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q4/18

53,569
46,829
 
Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q4/18
73,158
67,012
 
Statistical discrepancy b/.
Rs M
Q4/18
6,203
3,063
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP volumea/ by expenditure approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q4/18
4.1
3.3
 
Household consumption expenditure
%
Q4/18
3.3
3.3
 
Government consumption expenditure
%
Q4/18
4.0
3.5
 
Gross fixed capital formation
%
Q4/18
19.0
10.4
 
Changes in inventoriesc/
%
Q4/18
-
-
 
Exports of goods and services
%
Q4/18

5.1
0.2
 
Imports of goods and services
%
Q4/18
2.3
1.0
 
Statistical discrepancyc/.
%
Q4/18​

-

-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Production Index (Quarterly Index of Industrial Production) d/
Base: year 2013=100
Q4/18
120.6
103.8
Labour market
 
 
 
 
 
Employment e/
In thousands
Q4/18
553.2
536.8
 

Unemployment f/
In thousands 
Q4/18
38.1
39.8
More ​Info​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Wages/Earnings g/
(Base: Fourth Quarter 2016=100)
Q4/18
109.5
109.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Price Indices
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Index h/ 
(Base:Jan-Dec​ 2017=100)
Apr/19

      104.4

104.4
Producer Price Index-Manufacturing d/ 
Base :year 2013=100
Mar/19
109.6
109.4
SDDS Data Category and Component
Unit Description
Observations
More information
Date of latest data
Latest data
Data for previous period
General Government Operations (GFS2001) 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue
Rs M
2017/18
114,412
105,931
Expense
Rs M
2017/18
112,083
103,838
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
2017/18
2,328
2,093
 
Net Acquisition of nonfinancial assets
Rs M
2017/18
12,335
11,366
 
Net lending/borrowing
Rs M
2017/18
-10,007
-9,274
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Government Operations Statement of Budgetary Central Government Operations(GFS2001)
 
 
 
 
Revenue
Rs M
Mar/19
7,335.2 6,759.9
Taxes
Rs M
                       Mar/19
6,927.8 6,335.5
 
Social Contributions
Rs M
Mar/19
111.0 109.3
 
Grants
Rs M
Mar/19
42.7 76.7
 
Other Revenue
Rs M
Mar/19
253.6 238.3
 
Expense
Rs M
Mar/19
9,175.4 9,329.6
 
Of which: interest i/
Rs M
Mar/19
1,134.4 942.1
 
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
                        Mar/19
-1,840.2 -2,569.7
 
Net Acquisition of Nonfinancial Assets
Rs M
Mar/19
659.5 573.7
 
Net Lending (+) /Borrowing (-)
Rs M
Mar/19
-2,499.7 -3,143.4
 
Net Acquisition of Financial Assets
Rs M
Mar/19
974.9 67.1
 
Domestic
Rs M
Mar/19
974.9 67.1
 
Foreign
Rs M
Mar/19
0.0 0.0
 
SDR
Rs M
Mar/19
- -
 
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
Rs M
Mar/19
3,474.6 3,210.5
 
Domestic
Rs M
Mar/19
4,210.1 3,361.5
 
Monetary Authority
Rs M
Mar/19
310.0 -0.2  
Banks
Rs M
Mar/19
2,619.4 -3,787.5  
Non-Bank 
Rs M
Mar/19
1,107.3 1,156.1
 
Other
Rs M
Mar/19
173.5 5,993.0

Foreign
Rs M
Mar/19
-735.5 -151.0
 
Memorandum Item: Total Expenditure
Rs M
Mar/19​
9,834.9 9,903.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Government Debt
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross outstanding debt
Rs M
Q1/19
282,156
275,763
Domestic debt by maturity
Rs M
Q1/19
241,820 234,258
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/19
158,885 153,690
 
Medium-term
Rs M
Q1/19
57,459 56,481
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/19
25,476 24,087  
External debt by maturity
Rs M
Q1/19
40,256 41,414
 
Long-term**
Rs M
Q1/19
40,244 41,397
 
Medium-term
Rs M
Q1/19
0.0 0.0  
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/19
12.0 17.0​
 
Debt guaranteed by the central government
Rs M
Q1/19
80 91  
      Domestic Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q1/19
24 24  
      Foreign Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q1/19
56 67
 
SDDS Data Category and Component
Unit Description
Observations
More information
Date of latest data
Latest data
Data for previous period
Depository Corporations Survey
 
 
 
 
 
Broad Money Liabilities (M3)
Rs M
Mar/19​
563,011 559,691
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Narrow money Liabilities (or M1)
Rs M
Mar/19​
n.a n.a
 
Quasi-Money Liabilities
Rs M
Mar/19​
n.a n.a
 
Securities other than shares included in Broad Money
Rs M
Mar/19​
24,829 23,249

Domestic credit
Rs M
Mar/19​
546,452 544,408
 
Central government (net) 4)
Rs M
Mar/19​
81,328 79,130
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Mar/19​
4,493 4,458
 
Private nonfinancial sector
Rs M
Mar/19​
381,106 374,891
 
Households
Rs M
Mar/19​
159,752 157,865
 
Corporations
Rs M
Mar/19​
221,354 217,026
 
Other (public and private) financial corporations (net)
Rs M
Mar/19​
79,525 85,929
 
Foreign position of depository corporations (net) 4)
Rs M
Mar/19​
580,722 612,169
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Mar/19​
-564,163 -596,886​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Bank Survey 3)
 
Monetary base
Rs M
Apr/19
103,555 101,879
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Domestic credit
Rs M
Apr/19
-14,632 -16,424
 Central government (net)           Rs M                       Apr/19
-18,967 -20,773
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Apr/19
0 0  
Private sector
Rs M
Apr/19
4,335 4,349
 
Claims on private nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Apr/19
0
0
 
Claims on other depository corporations
Rs M
Apr/19
408
425
 
Other claims
Rs M
Apr/19
3,927
3,923
 
Net foreign position of the central bank
Rs M
Apr/19
229,226
226,577
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Apr/19
-111,039
-108,274
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest Rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government securities
 
D
 
 
 
Base interest rate 
 
D
 
 
 
Inter-bank rates
 
D
 
 
 
           
Financial Soundness Indicators
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock Market: Share Price Index
 
D
 
 
SDDS Data Category and Component
Unit Description
Observations
More information
Date of latest data
Latest data
Data for previous period
Balance of Payments j/
 
 
 
 
 
Current account
Rs M
Q4/18
-8,273
-9,787
   Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q4/18
51,826
44,673
   Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q4/18
72,132
65,980
   Net primary income
Rs M
Q4/18
14,585
13,920
 
   Net secondary income
Rs M
Q4/18
-2,552
-2,400
 
Capital account
Rs M
Q4/18
                     0
0

Financial account
Rs M
Q4/18
-9,895
-7,165
 
Inward direct investment
Rs M
Q4/18
4,306
7,990
 
Outward direct investment
Rs M
Q4/18
-26,483
            -32,546
 
Portfolio investment assets
Rs M
Q4/18
-40,656
7,237
 
Portfolio investment liabilities
Rs M
Q4/18
-60,165
-52,888
 
Net financial derivatives
Rs M
Q4/18
-1,467
-6,150
 
Other investment assets
Rs M
Q4/18
29,634
15,948
 
Other investments liabilities
Rs M
Q4/18
24,544
29,702
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
Q4/18
-2,238
-6,851
 
  Net errors and omissions
Rs M
Q4/18
1,622
-2,622
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)3)
 
 
 
Foreign currency reserves
Rs M
Apr/19
230,417 227,826
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
IMF reserve position
Rs M
Apr/19
1,052
           1,049
 
SDRs
Rs M
Apr/19
4,347
     4,345
 
Gold
Rs M
Apr/19
17,935
17,912
 
Other reserve assets
Rs M
Apr/19
207,083
204,520
 
Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
Rs M
Mar/19
      227,826
     221,145

 
 
 
 
 
 
Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)
 
 
 
 
 More ​in​​formation​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Trade balance
Rs M
Mar/19
-9,750
-7,802
 
Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.)
Rs M
Mar/19
6,893
6,096
Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.)
Rs M
                       Mar/19​
16,643
13,898
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International Investment Position k/
 
 
 
 
Assets
Rs M
2017
16,411,109
15,642,227


Direct investment abroad
Rs M
2017
8,939,994
8,441,469
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2017
4,857,149
3,985,378
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2017
4,344,102
3,660,592
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2017
513,047
324,786
 
   Financial derivatives
Rs M
2017
204,414
1,049,764
 
   Other investment
Rs M
2017
2,209,204
1,986,760
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
2017
200,349
178,855
 
Liabilities
Rs M
2017
15,498,582
15,016,000
 
Direct investment
Rs M
2017
11,091,842
10,202,636
 
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2017
1,236,612
1,136,778
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2017
762,452
759,669
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2017
474,160
377,109
 
Financial derivatives
Rs M
2017
229,698
882,608
 
Other investment
Rs M
2017
2,940,431
2,793,979
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
External Debt 
 
 
 
 
 
General Government
Rs M
Q1/19
40,312.0
41,481.0
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/19
12.0
17.0
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q1/19

12.0
17.0
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/19

 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q1/19

 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/19
40,300.0 41,464.0
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q1/19
164.0 163.0  
Loans (including EBU)
Rs M
Q1/19
35,465.0 36,690.0
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q1/19
     
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/19​
4,671.0 4,611.0​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monetary Authorities
Rs M
Q1/19
550.6 531.2  
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/19
529.3 509.9  
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q1/19
62.1 34.2  
Loans
Rs M
Q1/19
   
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/19
467.2 475.7
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/19


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/19
21.3
21.3
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q1/19
21.3
21.3
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deposit Taking Institutions
Rs M
Q1/19
318,578.4
307,445.2
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/19
172,060.4
160,633.3
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q1/19
0.1
                0.1
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/19
165,720.5
154,407.5
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/19
6,339.8
6,225.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/19
146,518.0
146,811.9
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q1/19
12,840.6
8,697.6
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/19
114,425.0
117,181.7
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/19
19,252.4
20,932.6
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Sectors n/ 
Rs M
Q1/19
7,806,527.3
7,583,626.3
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/19
3,567.3
3,562.5
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/19
76.1
74.7
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q1/19
3,491.2
3,487.7
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/19
7,802,960.0
7,580,063.8
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q1/19
416,664.1
411,275.2
 
Loans - Private sector
Rs M
Q1/19
1,878,103.7
1,826,740.1
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q1/19
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/ (Excluding EBU)
Rs M
Q1/19
982,008.6
927,345.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending


 
 
 
Debt liabilities to affiliated enterprises
Rs M
Q1/19
​4,526,183.5
4,414,703.4
 
​o/w Global Business ​Rs M Q1/19
4,508,546.8 4,397,315.8
o/w Other ​Rs M Q1/19
17,636.7 17,387.6​
Debt liabilities to direct investors
Rs M
Q1/19​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross External Debt o/
Rs M
Q1/19
8,165,968.3
7,933,083.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exchange Rates
 
 
 
 
           
Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coordinated Direct Investment Survey
 
 
 
 

 

         
           
Population
Individuals
2018

1,265,637

1,265,309

RealSector-PPI-M-30May2017.xls​
 
 

a/ Growth rate refers to the corresponding period of the previous year

b/ Statistical discrepancy included in “Changes in inventories”

c/ Not calculated

d/ Data are disseminated on a monthly basis as from August 2014.  As from May 2016 the index is calculated with 2013 as base year.​

e/ Employment consists of Mauritians aged 16 years and above who have worked for pay, profit or family gain for at least one hour during the reference week of a month

f/ Unemployment rate refers to the ratio of the number of unemployed population to that of labour force who is made up of employed and unemployed population. The employed and unemployed population comprise all Mauritians aged 16+.

g/ The wage rate index has been rebased with fourth quarter 2016 as base. 

h/ The Consumer Price Index for April 2018 onwards is rebased on 2017 Household Budget Survey data.  

i/ Interest is on accrual basis

j/  The Balance of Payments coverage has been extended to include cross border transactions of  Global Business Companies (GBC1s) since January 2010.  Revised figures for BOP for Q12014 to Q4 2017 in historical series.

k/  As from 2009, the coverage of IIP has been extended to include cross-border positions of GBC1s. Revised figures for IIP for end-Dec 2014 to end-Dec 2016 in historical series.

l/ Other debt liabilities are other liabilities in the IIP statement.

m/ It is recommended that all currency and deposits be included in the short-term category unless detailed information is available to make the short-term/long-term attribution.

n/ Include cross-border data of GBC1s, private external debt culled from International Transaction Reporting System and external debt of public enterprises

o/ In line with the recommendation of IMF, the coverage of Gross External Debt has been extended. The cross border transactions of global business entities are being included as part of Gross External Debt since December 2009. To maintain consistency, as from December 2009, the external position of deposit  taking institutions and monetary authorities are also included in the Gross External Debt.

Notes

1) For National Accounts, Production Index and Producer Price Index, the data have been compiled using National Standard Industrial classification (NSIC )  Revision 2 based on  the UN International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) of all economic activities,  Rev. 4 of 2007 ,previous classifications used was  NSIC Rev.1 based on ISIC,  Rev. 3 of 1990

2) External Debt by maturity - Long-term includes IMF SDR allocations


3) Data for Dec 2012 have been revised following recommendations made by the IMF multisector mission in Jan 2013. Central government (net): Liabilities to Central Government now includes deposits of budgetary central government, extra budgetary units and social security funds, as well as their holdings of Bank of Mauritius Securities.


4) As from 29 August 2014, 'General Government (net)' has been replaced by 'Central Government (net)' and 'Foreign position of other depository corporations (net)' has been replaced by 'Foreign position of depository corporations (net)'.

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