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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:

         

07 July 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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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
Q1/20
116,233
133,632
Primary Sector
Rs M
Q1/20
3,322
4,670
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Rs M
Q1/20
3,117
4,364
 
Mining and quarrying
Rs M
Q1/20​
205
306
 
Secondary Sector
Rs M
Q1/20
17,023
24,369
 
Manufacturing
Rs M
Q1/20
10,130
16,310
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Rs M
Q1/20
1,826
1,728
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Rs M
Q1/20
392
450
 
Construction
Rs M
Q1/20
4,676
5,881
 
Tertiary Sector
Rs M
Q1/20
81,402
88,460
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles    
Rs M
Q1/20
11,664
15,646
 
Transportation and storage
Rs M
Q1/20
6,807
7,316
 
Accomodation and food service activites
Rs M
Q1/20
6,509
8,632
 
Information and communication
Rs M
Q1/20
4,789
4,818
 
Financial and insurance activities
Rs M
Q1/20

13,362
13,274
 
Real estate activities
Rs M
Q1/20

6,576
6,539
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Rs M
Q1/20
5,625
5,660
 
Administrative and support service activities
Rs M
Q1/20

3,598
3,536
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
Rs M
Q1/20

6,345
7,107
 
Education
Rs M
Q1/20

5,194
5,092
 
Human health and social work activities
Rs M
Q1/20
5,100
4,974
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
 Rs M
Q1/20

4,148
4,038
 
Other service activities
Rs M
Q1/20
1,687
1,827
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISIM

 
 


 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
Rs M
Q1/20

14,486
16,133
 
GDP volumea/ (at basic prices) by production approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q1/20
-1.4
2.8
 
Primary Sector
%
Q1/20
4.1
2.7
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
%
Q1/20

-1.8
2.8
 
Mining and quarrying
%
Q1/20
-1.8
1.5
 
Secondary Sector
%
Q1/20
2.4
1.5
 
Manufacturing
%
Q1/20
-3.7
-0.5
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
%
Q1/20
2.6
5.2
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
%
Q1/20
-3.5
1.1
 
Construction
%
Q1/20
-6.9
8.0
 
Tertiary Sector
%
Q1/20
3.2
2.8
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
    
%
Q1/20
-3.8
3.6
 
Transportation and storage
%
Q1/20
-5.0
3.3
 
Accomodation and food service activities

​%

Q1/20
-13.6
-3.3
 
Information and communication
%
Q1/20
3.3
5.6
 
Financial and insurance activities
%
Q1/20
4.7
5.1
 
Real estate activities
%
Q1/20
2.5
3.8
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
%
Q1/20
0.0
5.2
 
Administrative and support service activities
%
Q1/20
1.7
5.1
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
%
Q1/20
2.0
                2.4
 
Education
%
Q1/20
-0.9
1.5
 
Human health and social work activities
%
Q1/20
1.6
2.8
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
%
Q1/20
3.1
4.7
 
Other service activities
%
Q1/20

3.0
2.8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
%
Q1/20
-6.1
-0.0
 
GDP volumea/ (at market prices) by production approach 
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q1/20
-2.0
2.5
 
GDP in current market prices by expenditure approach
Rs M
Q1/20
116,233
133,632
 
Household consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q1/20
86,039
104,908
 
Government consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q1/20

18,605
19,442
 
Gross fixed capital formation
Rs M
Q1/20
20,653
25,640
 
Changes in inventories
Rs M
Q1/20
1,240
176
 
Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q1/20

45,773
50,258
 
Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q1/20
60,684
71,439
 
Statistical discrepancy b/.
Rs M
Q1/20
4,607
4,646
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP volumea/ by expenditure approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q1/20
-2.0
2.5
 
Household consumption expenditure
%
Q1/20
-2.9
3.2
 
Government consumption expenditure
%
Q1/20
-1.8
3.1
 
Gross fixed capital formation
%
Q1/20
-9.3
2.9
 
Changes in inventoriesc/
%

 
Exports of goods and services
%
Q1/20

-10.6
-12.6
 
Imports of goods and services
%
Q1/20
-13.6
-5.7
 
Statistical discrepancyc/.




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Production Index (Quarterly Index of Industrial Production) d/
Base: year 2013=100
Q1/20
95.5
120.7
Labour market
 
 
 
 
 
Employment e/
In thousands
Q1/20
549.9
557.2
More​ ​I​nformation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 

Unemployment f/
In thousands 
Q1/20
41.9
37.9
Mor​e ​Info​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Wages/Earnings g/
(Base: Fourth Quarter 2016=100)
Q1/20
115.1
113.6
Historica​l series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 
 
 
 
 
 
Price Indices
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Index h/ 
(Base:Jan-Dec​ 2017=100)
June/20

      105.2

107.3
Mor​e ​Info​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Producer Price Index-Manufacturing d/ 
Base :year 2013=100
May/20
112.6
112.2
More I​nfo​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 
Historical series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


PPI-M for March (due on 30 April 2020)and  for April 
(due on 29 May 2020) published on 12  and 16 June 2020 respectively.
These issues were delayed due to public health emergency (Covid-19)
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
May/20
4,918 3,590
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Taxes
Rs M
                       May/20
4,008 3,421
 
Social Contributions
Rs M
May/20
109 107
 
Grants
Rs M
May/20
- -
 
Other Revenue
Rs M
May/20
802 62
 
Expense
Rs M
May/20
9,702 8,460
 
Of which: interest i/
Rs M
May/20
1,075 970
 
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
                       May/20
-4,784 -4,870
Net Acquisition of Nonfinancial Assets
Rs M
May/20
240 493

Net Lending (+) /Borrowing (-)
Rs M
May/20
-5,024 -5,364
 
Net Acquisition of Financial Assets
Rs M
May/20
63 148
 
Domestic
Rs M
May/20
63 148
 
Foreign
Rs M
May/20
- -
 
SDR
Rs M
May/20
- -
 
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
Rs M
May/20
5,087 5,512
 
Domestic
Rs M
May/20
5,222 5,571
 
Monetary Authority
Rs M
May/20
12 15,010  
Banks
Rs M
May/20
-253 9,596  
Non-Bank 
Rs M
May/20
-701 -1,834  
Other
Rs M
May/20
6,164 -17,202
Foreign
Rs M
May/20
-135 -59
 
Memorandum Item: Total Expenditure
Rs M
May/20
9,942 8,953
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Government Debt
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross outstanding debt
Rs M
Q1/20
297,190
297,900
Domestic debt by maturity
Rs M
Q1/20
263,516 258,244
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/20
177,370 171,172  
Medium-term
Rs M
Q1/20
55,978 59,801  
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/20
30,168 27,271  
External debt by maturity
Rs M
Q1/20
33,613 39,585  
Long-term**
Rs M
Q1/20
33,592 39,549  
Medium-term
Rs M
Q1/20
0.0 0.0  
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/20
20.7 36.0​
 
Debt guaranteed by the central government
Rs M
Q1/20
61 71  
      Domestic Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q1/20
24 24  
      Foreign Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q1/20
37 47
 
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
May/20
640,639 634,875
Histor​ical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Narrow money Liabilities (or M1)
Rs M
May/20
n.a n.a
 
Quasi-Money Liabilities
Rs M
May/20​
n.a n.a
 
Securities other than shares included in Broad Money
Rs M
May/20
19,228 22,178

Domestic credit
Rs M
May/20​
618,479 606,618​
 
Central government (net) 4)
Rs M
May/20​
114,690 102,390
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
May/20​
3,214 4,473
 
Private nonfinancial sector
Rs M
May/20
399,390 397,696
 
Households
Rs M
May/20​
158,706 158,975
 
Corporations
Rs M
May/20
240,684 238,721
 
Other (public and private) financial corporations (net)
Rs M
May/20​
101,184 102,059  
Foreign position of depository corporations (net) 4)
Rs M
May/20
674,192 674,018  
Other items (net)
Rs M
May/20
-652,032 -645,761  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Bank Survey 3)
 
Monetary base
Rs M
May/20
156,851 132,396
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Domestic credit
Rs M
May/20
5,643 -8,117
 Central government (net)           Rs M                      May/20
1,026 -12,727​
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
May/20
0 0  
Private sector
Rs M
May/20
4,617 4,610  
Claims on private nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
May/20
0
0
 
Claims on other depository corporations
Rs M
May/20
595
589
 
Other claims
Rs M
May/20
4,022
4,021
 
Net foreign position of the central bank
Rs M
May/20
275,034
280,219
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
May/20
-123,825
-139,706
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest Rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
​​Prin​ci​p​al Interest Rate​s​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 
Historic​​a​l seri​es​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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
Q1/20
-4,933
-10,431
   Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q1/20
43,880
48,311
   Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q1/20
59,672
70,439
   Net primary income
Rs M
Q1/20
15,062
15,249
 
   Net secondary income
Rs M
Q1/20
-4,203
-3,552
 
Capital account
Rs M
Q1/20
                    -18
-35

Financial account
Rs M
Q1/20
-6,730
-6,988
 
Inward direct investment
Rs M
Q1/20
89,804
120,391
 
Outward direct investment
Rs M
Q1/20
61,914
             88,453
 
Portfolio investment assets
Rs M
Q1/20
31,092
16,445
 
Portfolio investment liabilities
Rs M
Q1/20
-29,749
-15,175​
 
Net financial derivatives
Rs M
Q1/20
905
-45,234
 
Other investment assets
Rs M
Q1/20
-31,314
51,460
 
Other investments liabilities
Rs M
Q1/20
3,412
16,577
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
Q1/20
-5,859
3,681
 
  Net errors and omissions
Rs M
Q1/20
-1,779
3,478​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)3)
 
 
 

Foreign currency reserves
Rs M
Jun/20
289,498 276,420 Historical Series​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
IMF reserve position
Rs M
Jun/20
1,906
           1,897​
 
SDRs
Rs M
Jun/20
5,006
     4,945
 
Gold
Rs M
Jun/20
28,533
27,705
 
Other reserve assets
Rs M
Jun/20
254,053
241,873
 
Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
Rs M
May/20
      276,226
     280,615
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)
 
 
 
 
 Mor​e ​Info​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Trade balance
Rs M
Apr/20
-8,714
-7,586
 
Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.)
Rs M
Apr/20
2,439
5,398
Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.)
Rs M
                      Apr/20
11,153
12,984
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International Investment Position k/
 
 
 
 

Assets
Rs M
2018
17,068,731
16,409,821


Direct investment abroad
Rs M
2018
8,983,084
8,938,707
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2018
5,540,636
4,857,149
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2018
5,046,207
4,344,102
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2018
494,429
513,047
 
   Financial derivatives
Rs M
2018​
85,743
204,414
 
   Other investment
Rs M
2018
2,241,683
2,209,204
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
2018
217,585
200,349
 
Liabilities
Rs M
2018
15,235,621
15,505,524
 
Direct investment
Rs M
2018
10,971,450
11,097,309
 
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2018
1,109,542
1,236,612
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2018
705,352
762,452
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2018
404,191
474,160
 
Financial derivatives
Rs M
2018
98,041
229,698
 
Other investment
Rs M
2018
3,056,587
2,941,904
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
External Debt 
 
 
 
 
 
General Government
Rs M
Q1/20
33,649.9
39,631.7
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/20
20.7
36.0
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q1/20

20.7
36.0
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/20

 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q1/20

 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/20
33,629.3 39,595.7
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q1/20
299.7 264.9  
Loans (including EBU)
Rs M
Q1/20
28,102.2 34,431.4
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q1/20
     
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/20
5,227.4 4,899.4​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monetary Authorities
Rs M
Q1/20
365.9 325.4  
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/20
337.9 304.1  
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q1/20
46.3 56.7  
Loans
Rs M
Q1/20

 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/20
291.6 247.4
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/20
0.0 0.0  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/20
28.0
21.3
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q1/20
28.0
21.3
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deposit Taking Institutions
Rs M
Q1/20
378,968.6
373,841.3
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/20
226,143.2
203,779.8
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q1/20

                
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/20
223,153.0
199,420.0
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/20
2,990.2
4,359.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/20
152,825.4
170,061.6
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q1/20
14,141.0
14,982.7​
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/20
114,201.9
128,945.7
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/20
24,482.5
26,133.1
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Sectors n/ 
Rs M
Q1/20
9,162,055.2
8,326,475.2
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q1/20
7,012.4
5,553.8
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
Loans
Rs M
Q1/20
250.7
55.3
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q1/20
6,761.7
5,498.6
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q1/20
9,155,042.8
8,320,921.3​
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q1/20
488,698.7
444,062.0
 
Loans -( Public Enterprise and Private sector)
Rs M
Q1/20
2,200,904.6
1,989,208.6​
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/ (Excluding EBU)
Rs M
Q1/20
1,100,489.5
999,400.8
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending


 
 
 
Debt liabilities to affiliated enterprises
Rs M
Q1/20
​5,364,950.0
4,888,249.9
 
​o/w Global Business ​Rs M Q1/20
5,350,036.4 4,871,694.2
o/w Other ​Rs M Q1/20
14,913.6 16,555.8
Debt liabilities to direct investors
Rs M
Q1/20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross External Debt o/
Rs M
Q1/20
9,575,039.6
8,740,273.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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