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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development)

NSDP


        Economic and Financial Data for Mauritius
         

Date of last update:

         

31 March 2020

           
The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund’s Disseminati​on 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 a​re not seasonally adjusted.  Unless otherwise indicated, data are preliminary.]

 

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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
Q3/19
123,674
124,430
More in​​f​orm​ation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Primary Sector
Rs M
Q3/19
4,202
3,428
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Rs M
Q3/19
3,909
3,152
 
Mining and quarrying
Rs M
Q3/19​
292
276
 
Secondary Sector
Rs M
Q3/19
22,628
20,688
 
Manufacturing
Rs M
Q3/19
14,589
13,448
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Rs M
Q3/19
1,762
1,782
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Rs M
Q3/19
424
430
 
Construction
Rs M
Q3/19
5,853
5,028
 
Tertiary Sector
Rs M
Q3/19
82,995
84,329
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles    
Rs M
Q3/19
13,593
13,697
 
Transportation and storage
Rs M
Q3/19
7,198
6,813
 
Accomodation and food service activites
Rs M
Q3/19
5,981
6,936
 
Information and communication
Rs M
Q3/19
4,502
4,758
 
Financial and insurance activities
Rs M
Q3/19

12,846
13,127
 
Real estate activities
Rs M
Q3/19

6,603
6,142
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Rs M
Q3/19
5,575
5,728
 
Administrative and support service activities
Rs M
Q3/19

3,510
3,571
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
Rs M
Q3/19

6,947
7,199
 
Education
Rs M
Q3/19

5,319
5,304
 
Human health and social work activities
Rs M
Q3/19
5,001
5,091
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
 Rs M
Q3/19

4,092
4,130
 
Other service activities
Rs M
Q3/19
1,828
1,831
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISIM
Rs M
 
 
-
-
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
Rs M
Q3/19

13,850
15,984
 
GDP volumea/ (at basic prices) by production approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q3/19
2.9
3.6
 
Primary Sector
%
Q3/19
2.3
6.7
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
%
Q3/19

2.2
6.8
 
Mining and quarrying
%
Q3/19
4.8
3.8
 
Secondary Sector
%
Q3/19
1.6
3.0
 
Manufacturing
%
Q3/19
-0.3
1.3
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
%
Q3/19
1.6
4.5
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
%
Q3/19
1.1
2.2
 
Construction
%
Q3/19
7.9
8.9
 
Tertiary Sector
%
Q3/19
3.5
3.4
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
    
%
Q3/19
2.9
3.5
 
Transportation and storage
%
Q3/19
3.0
3.1
 
Accomodation and food service activities

​%

Q3/19
-1.4
2.5
 
Information and communication
%
Q3/19
5.2
5.5
 
Financial and insurance activities
%
Q3/19
5.3
5.3
 
Real estate activities
%
Q3/19
3.5
2.4
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
%
Q3/19
5.4
5.1
 
Administrative and support service activities
%
Q3/19
5.4
5.2
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
%
Q3/19
1.1
                 0.2
 
Education
%
Q3/19
1.5
1.0
 
Human health and social work activities
%
Q3/19
3.0
4.4
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
%
Q3/19
3.8
3.8
 
Other service activities
%
Q3/19

3.5
3.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
%
Q3/19​
4.6
2.4
 
GDP volumea/ (at market prices) by production approach 
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q3/19
3.1
3.5
 
GDP in current market prices by expenditure approach
Rs M
Q3/19
123,674
124,430
 
Household consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q3/19
96,667
90,425
 
Government consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q3/19

18,578
20,158
 
Gross fixed capital formation
Rs M
Q3/19
27,988
23,245
 
Changes in inventories
Rs M
Q3/19
177
281
 
Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/19

46,801
47,677
 
Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/19
67,823
65,137
 
Statistical discrepancy b/.
Rs M
Q3/19
1,286
7,781
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP volumea/ by expenditure approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q3/19
3.1
3.5
 
Household consumption expenditure
%
Q3/19
3.3
3.2
 
Government consumption expenditure
%
Q3/19
2.7
0.0
 
Gross fixed capital formation
%
Q3/19
14.1
2.4
 
Changes in inventoriesc/
%
Q3/19
-
-
 
Exports of goods and services
%
Q3/19

-4.5
0.5
 
Imports of goods and services
%
Q3/19
-0.7
1.2
 
Statistical discrepancyc/.
%
Q3/19​

-

-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Production Index (Quarterly Index of Industrial Production) d/
Base: year 2013=100
Q4/19
120.9
104.1
Labour market
 
 
 
 
 
Employment e/
In thousands
Q4/19
557.2
545.7
 

Unemployment f/
In thousands 
Q4/19
37.9
39.3
Mor​e ​Info​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Wages/Earnings g/
(Base: Fourth Quarter 2016=100)
Q4/19
113.6
113.4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Price Indices
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Index h/ 
(Base:Jan-Dec​ 2017=100)
Feb/20

      106.6

105.9
Producer Price Index-Manufacturing d/ 
Base :year 2013=100
Jan/20
110.8
110.4
More I​nfo​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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
2018/19
122,177
112,446
Expense
Rs M
2018/19
114,704
110,409
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
2018/19
7,473
2,037
 
Net Acquisition of nonfinancial assets
Rs M
2018/19
11,451
10,454
 
Net lending/borrowing
Rs M
2018/19
-3,978
-8,417
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Government Operations Statement of Budgetary Central Government Operations(GFS2001)
 
 
 
 
Revenue
Rs M
Jan/20
9,418.6 13,585.2
Taxes
Rs M
                       Jan/20
8,720.6 12,408.3
 
Social Contributions
Rs M
Jan/20
112.2 112.2
 
Grants
Rs M
Jan/20
3.0 9.0
 
Other Revenue
Rs M
Jan/20
582.9 1,055.7
 
Expense
Rs M
Jan/20
10,882.9 15,275.1
 
Of which: interest i/
Rs M
Jan/20
1,152.9 1,184.4
 
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
                        Jan/20
-1,464.2 -1,689.9
 
Net Acquisition of Nonfinancial Assets
Rs M
Jan/20
956.7 410.4
 
Net Lending (+) /Borrowing (-)
Rs M
Jan/20
-2,420.9 -2,100.3
 
Net Acquisition of Financial Assets
Rs M
Jan/20
154.5 415.4
 
Domestic
Rs M
Jan/20
154.5 415.4
 
Foreign
Rs M
Jan/20
- -
 
SDR
Rs M
Jan/20
- -
 
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
Rs M
Jan/20
2,575.4 2,515.7
 
Domestic
Rs M
Jan/20
3,852.8 2,827.8
 
Monetary Authority
Rs M
Jan/20
0.04 0.04  
Banks
Rs M
Jan/20
962.9 -563.1  
Non-Bank 
Rs M
Jan/20
830.3 -1,526.0  
Other
Rs M
Jan/20
2,059.6 4,916.9
Foreign
Rs M
Jan/20
-1,277.4 -312.1
 
Memorandum Item: Total Expenditure
Rs M
Jan/20
11,839.6 15,685.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Government Debt
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross outstanding debt
Rs M
Q4/19
297,900
295,916
Domestic debt by maturity
Rs M
Q4/19
258,244 256,650
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q4/19
171,172 169,383
 
Medium-term
Rs M
Q4/19
59,801 59,106  
Short-term
Rs M
Q4/19
27,271 28,161  
External debt by maturity
Rs M
Q4/19
39,585 39,196  
Long-term**
Rs M
Q4/19
39,549 39,183  
Medium-term
Rs M
Q4/19
0.0 0.0  
Short-term
Rs M
Q4/19
36.0 13.4​
 
Debt guaranteed by the central government
Rs M
Q4/19
71 70  
      Domestic Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q4/19
24 24  
      Foreign Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q4/19
47 46
 
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
Feb/20
612,967 604,264​
Histor​ical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Narrow money Liabilities (or M1)
Rs M
Feb/20
n.a n.a
 
Quasi-Money Liabilities
Rs M
Feb/20​
n.a n.a
 
Securities other than shares included in Broad Money
Rs M
Feb/20
24,636 26,859

Domestic credit
Rs M
Feb/20​
579,449 577,471
 
Central government (net) 4)
Rs M
Feb/20​
86,551 80,581
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Feb/20​
3,538 3,057
 
Private nonfinancial sector
Rs M
Feb/20
385,276 399,890
 
Households
Rs M
Feb/20​
160,309 171,024
 
Corporations
Rs M
Feb/20
224,967 228,866
 
Other (public and private) financial corporations (net)
Rs M
Feb/20​
104,084 93,942
 
Foreign position of depository corporations (net) 4)
Rs M
Feb/20
663,250 656,937
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Feb/20
-629,733 -630,143
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Bank Survey 3)
 
Monetary base
Rs M
Feb/20
122,047 117,687
Domestic credit
Rs M
Feb/20
-9,615 -20,134
 Central government (net)           Rs M                       Feb/20
-13,685 -24,212  
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Feb/20
0 0  
Private sector
Rs M
Feb/20
4,069 4,077  
Claims on private nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Feb/20
0
0
 
Claims on other depository corporations
Rs M
Feb/20
38
56
 
Other claims
Rs M
Feb/20
4,032
4,021
 
Net foreign position of the central bank
Rs M
Feb/20
273,905
278,813
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Feb/20
-142,242
-140,991
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest Rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
​​Prin​ci​p​al Interest Rate​s​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 
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
Q4/19
-10,762
-7,957
   Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q4/19
48,304
44,700
   Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q4/19
70,417
66,822
   Net primary income
Rs M
Q4/19
13,879
14,377
 
   Net secondary income
Rs M
Q4/19
-2,528
-212
 
Capital account
Rs M
Q4/19
                     0
0

Financial account
Rs M
Q4/19
-8,721
-6,302
 
Inward direct investment
Rs M
Q4/19
28,710
33,997
 
Outward direct investment
Rs M
Q4/19
-3,107
              -2,571
 
Portfolio investment assets
Rs M
Q4/19
16,445
104,750​
 
Portfolio investment liabilities
Rs M
Q4/19
-15,175
1,477​
 
Net financial derivatives
Rs M
Q4/19
49,036
87,113
 
Other investment assets
Rs M
Q4/19
1,461
-66,463
 
Other investments liabilities
Rs M
Q4/19
62,702
96,201
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
Q4/19
3,681
2,543
 
  Net errors and omissions
Rs M
Q4/19
2,041
1,655​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)3)
 
 
 
Foreign currency reserves
Rs M
Feb/20
274,227 279,111
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
IMF reserve position
Rs M
Feb/20
1,287
           1,265​
 
SDRs
Rs M
Feb/20
4,642
     4,572
 
Gold
Rs M
Feb/20
24,619
23,258
 
Other reserve assets
Rs M
Feb/20
243,679
250,016
 
Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
Rs M
Feb/20
      274,227
     279,111
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)
 
 
 
 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Trade balance
Rs M
Jan/20
-8,668
-11,731
 
Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.)
Rs M
Jan/20
6,902
6,431
Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.)
Rs M
                       Jan/20
15,570
18,162
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International Investment Position k/
 
 
 
 
Assets
Rs M
2018
16,676,643
16,409,821


Direct investment abroad
Rs M
2018
9,696,047
8,938,707
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2018
4,620,206
4,857,149
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2018
4,119,452
4,344,102
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2018
500,754
513,047
 
   Financial derivatives
Rs M
2018​
86,420
204,414
 
   Other investment
Rs M
2018
2,056,440
2,209,204
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
2018
217,530
200,349
 
Liabilities
Rs M
2018
15,604,017
15,505,524
 
Direct investment
Rs M
2018
11,387,869
11,097,309
 
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2018
1,112,670
1,236,612
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2018
706,462
762,452
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2018
406,208
474,160
 
Financial derivatives
Rs M
2018
36,196
229,698
 
Other investment
Rs M
2018
3,067,282
2,941,904
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
External Debt 
 
 
 
 
 
General Government
Rs M
Q4/19
39,631.7
39,242.0
Historical series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Short-term
Rs M
Q4/19
36.0
13.4
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q4/19

36.0
13.4
 
Loans
Rs M
Q4/19

 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q4/19

 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q4/19
39,595.7 39,228.6
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q4/19
264.9 196.6  
Loans (including EBU)
Rs M
Q4/19
34,431.4 34,218.0
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q4/19
     
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q4/19​
4,899.4 4,814.0​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monetary Authorities
Rs M
Q4/19
325.4 337.3  
Short-term
Rs M
Q4/19
304.1 316.0  
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q4/19
56.7 75.5  
Loans
Rs M
Q4/19
   
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q4/19
247.4 240.5
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q4/19


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q4/19
21.3
21.3
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q4/19
21.3
21.3
 
Loans
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deposit Taking Institutions
Rs M
Q4/19
373,841.3
346,577.1
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q4/19
203,779.8
178,726.3
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q4/19

                
 
Loans
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q4/19
199,420.0
172,524.8
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q4/19
4,359.7
6,201.4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q4/19
170,061.6
167,850.8
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q4/19
14,982.7
13,273.5​
 
Loans
Rs M
Q4/19
128,945.7
128,609.0
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q4/19
26,133.1
25,968.3
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Sectors n/ 
Rs M
Q4/19
8,326,475.2
8,172,986.7
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q4/19
5,553.8
5,520.3
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
Loans
Rs M
Q4/19
55.3
73.1
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q4/19
5,498.6
5,447.2
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q4/19
8,320,921.3
8,167,466.5​
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q4/19
444,062.0
434,977.6
 
Loans - Private sector
Rs M
Q4/19
1,989,208.6
1,903,814.3​
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q4/19
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/ (Excluding EBU)
Rs M
Q4/19
999,400.8
970,919.8
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending


 
 
 
Debt liabilities to affiliated enterprises
Rs M
Q4/19
​4,888,249.9
4,857,754.8
 
​o/w Global Business ​Rs M Q4/19
4,871,694.2 4,841,053.3
o/w Other ​Rs M Q4/19
16,555.8 16,701.5​
Debt liabilities to direct investors
Rs M
Q4/19​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross External Debt o/
Rs M
Q4/19
8,740,273.6
8,559,143.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exchange Rates
 
 
 
 
           
Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coordinated Direct Investment Survey
 
 
 
 

 

         
           
Population
Individuals
2019

1,265,475

1,265,637

More Information​​​​​​
Historical Series​​​​​​

 
 

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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