Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)

NSDP


        Economic and Financial Data for Mauritius
         

Date of last update:

         

14 January 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.]

 

                                                                  ADVANCED RELEASE CALENDAR

REAL SECTOR

FISCAL SECTOR FINANCIAL SECTOR EXTERNAL SECTOR 
<><><><><>
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
Q3/18
118,414
120,441
 More in​formation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Primary Sector
Rs M
Q3/18
3,654
2,989

Historical series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Rs M
Q3/18
3,379
2,719
 
Mining and quarrying
Rs M
Q3/18
275
269
 
Secondary Sector
Rs M
Q3/18
22,372
20,171
 
Manufacturing
Rs M
Q3/18
14,548
13,268
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Rs M
Q3/18
2,046
1,988
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Rs M
Q3/18​
403
409
 
Construction
Rs M
Q3/18
5,375
4,506
 
Tertiary Sector
Rs M
Q3/18
79,947
81,209
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles    
Rs M
Q3/18
13,012
13,112
 
Transportation and storage
Rs M
Q3/18
6,906
6,537
 
Accomodation and food service activites
Rs M
Q3/18
5,983
7,041
 
Information and communication
Rs M
Q3/18
4,287
4,512
 
Financial and insurance activities
Rs M
Q3/18

12,356
12,479
 
Real estate activities
Rs M
Q3/18

6,385
5,976
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Rs M
Q3/18

5,268
5,355
 
Administrative and support service activities
Rs M
Q3/18

3,308
3,341
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
Rs M
Q3/18

6,751
7,077
 
Education
Rs M
Q3/18

5,244
5,258
 
Human health and social work activities
Rs M
Q3/18
4,765
4,788
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
 Rs M
Q3/18

3,942
3,978
 
Other service activities
Rs M
Q3/18
1,739
1,754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISIM
Rs M
 
 
-
-
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
Rs M
Q3/18

12,441
16,071
 
GDP volumea/ (at basic prices) by production approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q3/18
3.2
3.4
 
Primary Sector
%
Q3/18
-0.3
-4.0
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
%
Q3/18

-0.4
-4.3
 
Mining and quarrying
%
Q3/18
3.0
2.9
 
Secondary Sector
%
Q3/18
1.4
2.5
 
Manufacturing
%
Q3/18
-0.7
0.4
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
%
Q3/18
2.1
4.4
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
%
Q3/18
2.0
4.4
 
Construction
%
Q3/18
8.5
9.8
 
Tertiary Sector
%
Q3/18
4.0
4.3
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
    
%
Q3/18
3.7
3.4
 
Transportation and storage
%
Q3/18
3.3
3.5
 
Accomodation and food service activities

​%

Q3/18​ 
4.0
1.5
 
Information and communication
%
Q3/18
5.3
5.6
 
Financial and insurance activities
%
Q3/18
5.0
5.5
 
Real estate activities
%
Q3/18
2.7
3.5
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
%
Q3/18
5.2
5.2
 
Administrative and support service activities
%
Q3/18
6.0
5.7
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
%
Q3/18
2.1
                  3.8
 
Education
%
Q3/18
2.1
2.3
 
Human health and social work activities
%
Q3/18
3.3
3.7
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
%
Q3/18
4.9
5.0
 
Other service activities
%
Q3/18

3.6
3.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
%
Q3/18
4.0
5.3
 
GDP volumea/ (at market prices) by production approach 
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q3/18
3.2
3.5
 
GDP in current market prices by expenditure approach
Rs M
Q3/18
118,414
120,441
 
Household consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q3/18
93,016
87,351
 
Government consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q3/18

17,684
19,694
 
Gross fixed capital formation
Rs M
Q3/18
24,629
21,131
 
Changes in inventories
Rs M
Q3/18
2,174
952
 
Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/18

46,829
47,541
 
Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/18
67,012
64,581
 
Statistical discrepancy b/.
Rs M
Q3/18
1,093
8,353
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP volumea/ by expenditure approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q3/18
3.2
3.5
 
Household consumption expenditure
%
Q3/18
3.4
3.3
 
Government consumption expenditure
%
Q3/18
2.2
6.9
 
Gross fixed capital formation
%
Q3/18
12.9
5.9
 
Changes in inventoriesc/
%
Q3/18
0.0
0.0
 
Exports of goods and services
%
Q3/18

-1.2
-2.3
 
Imports of goods and services
%
Q3/18
7.6
-4.4
 
Statistical discrepancyc/.
%
Q3/18​

-

-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Production Index (Quarterly Index of Industrial Production) d/
Base: year 2013=100
Q3/18
104.2
105.1
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​
Labour market
 
 
 
 
 
Employment e/
In thousands
Q3/18
536.8
541.5
 

Unemployment f/
In thousands 
Q3/18
39.8
40.5
More ​Information​​​​​​​​​​​​
Wages/Earnings g/
(Base: Fourth Quarter 2016=100)
Q3/18
108.8
107.9
Historical series​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 
 
 
 
 
 
Price Indices
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Index h/ 
(Base:Jan-Dec​ 2017=100)
Dec/18

      102.4

102.8
Producer Price Index-Manufacturing d/ 
Base :year 2013=100
Nov/18
109.0
109.1
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
Nov/18
7,906.8 10,782.2
Taxes
Rs M
                       Nov/18
7,312.2 9,827.0​
 
Social Contributions
Rs M
Nov/18
107.7 112.3
 
Grants
Rs M
Nov/18
116.9 511.7
 
Other Revenue
Rs M
Nov/18
370.0 331.2
 
Expense
Rs M
Nov/18
9,239.3 9,282.3
 
Of which: interest i/
Rs M
Nov/18
1,058.3 1,086.3
 
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
                        Nov/18
-1,332.5 1,499.9
 
Net Acquisition of Nonfinancial Assets
Rs M
Nov/18
532.2 401.9
 
Net Lending (+) /Borrowing (-)
Rs M
Nov/18
-1,864.7 1,098.0​
 
Net Acquisition of Financial Assets
Rs M
Nov/18
831.3 800.0
 
Domestic
Rs M
Nov/18
831.3 800.0
 
Foreign
Rs M
Nov/18
- -
 
SDR
Rs M
Nov/18
- -

 
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
Rs M
Nov/18
2,696.0 -298.0
 
Domestic
Rs M
Nov/18
2,833.5 -245.9
 
Monetary Authority
Rs M
Nov/18
-0.8 -310.8  
Banks
Rs M
Nov/18
510.3 405.1  
Non-Bank 
Rs M
Nov/18
1,027.1 1,184.5  
Other
Rs M
Nov/18
1,296.9 -1,524.7
Foreign
Rs M
Nov/18
-137.5 -52.1
 
Memorandum Item: Total Expenditure
Rs M
Nov/18
9,771.5 9,684.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Government Debt
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross outstanding debt
Rs M
Q3/18
276,888
270,413
Domestic debt by maturity
Rs M
Q3/18
234,719 225,783
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/18
151,419 145,534
 
Medium-term
Rs M
Q3/18
55,362 54,393
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/18
27,938 25,856
 
External debt by maturity
Rs M
Q3/18
42,078 44,538
 
Long-term**
Rs M
Q3/18
42,066 44,524
 
Medium-term
Rs M
Q3/18
0.0 0.0  
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/18
12.0 14.0​
 
Debt guaranteed by the central government
Rs M
Q3/18
91 92  
      Domestic Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q3/18
24 24  
      Foreign Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q3/18
67 68
 
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
Nov/18​
547,100 544,738
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Narrow money Liabilities (or M1)
Rs M
Nov/18​
n.a n.a
 
Quasi-Money Liabilities
Rs M
Nov/18​
n.a n.a
 
Securities other than shares included in Broad Money
Rs M
Nov/18​
20,263 20,876

Domestic credit
Rs M
Nov/18​
532,505 528,507
 
Central government (net) 4)
Rs M
Nov/18​
76,711 73,522​
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Nov/18​
2,986 3,569
 
Private nonfinancial sector
Rs M
Nov/18​
379,194 378,565
 
Households
Rs M
Nov/18​
156,373 156,373​
 
Corporations
Rs M
Nov/18​
222,821 222,191
 
Other (public and private) financial corporations (net)
Rs M
Nov/18​
73,614 72,852
 
Foreign position of depository corporations (net) 4)
Rs M
Nov/18​
578,096 603,246
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Nov/18​​
-5637,501 -587,015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central Bank Survey 3)
 
Monetary base
Rs M
Dec/18
100,867 103,093
Domestic credit
Rs M
Dec/18
-14,898 -15,227​
 Central government (net)           Rs M                      Dec/18
-19,273 -19,648
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Dec/18
0 0  
Private sector
Rs M
Dec/18
4,376 4,421
 
Claims on private nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Dec/18
0
0
 
Claims on other depository corporations
Rs M
Dec/18
448
505
 
Other claims
Rs M
Dec/18
3,927
3,916
 
Net foreign position of the central bank
Rs M
Dec/18
217,004
214,816
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Dec/18
-101,240
-96,496
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
Q3/18
-9,787
-7,886
   Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/18
44,673
45,390
   Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/18
65,980
63,606
   Net primary income
Rs M
Q3/18
13,920
12,556
 
   Net secondary income
Rs M
Q3/18
-2,400
-2,226
 
Capital account
Rs M
Q3/18
                     0
0

Financial account
Rs M
Q3/18
-7,165
-10,207
 
Inward direct investment
Rs M
Q3/18
7,990
5,875
 
Outward direct investment
Rs M
Q3/18
-32,546
            -18,472
 
Portfolio investment assets
Rs M
Q3/18
7,237
-10,314
 
Portfolio investment liabilities
Rs M
Q3/18
-52,888
-21,191
 
Net financial derivatives
Rs M
Q3/18
-6,150
12,458
 
Other investment assets
Rs M
Q3/18
15,948
-19,971
 
Other investments liabilities
Rs M
Q3/18
29,702
8,143
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
Q3/18
-6,851
18,919
 
  Net errors and omissions
Rs M
Q3/18
-2,622
2,321
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)3)
 
 
 
Foreign currency reserves
Rs M
Dec/18
217,577 215,763
IMF reserve position
Rs M
Dec/18
1,018
           1,014
 
SDRs
Rs M
Dec/18
4,288
     4,276​
 
Gold
Rs M
Dec/18
17,549
16,806
 
Other reserve assets
Rs M
Dec/18
194,722
193,667
 
Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
Rs M
Nov/18
      215,763
     217,586

 
 
 
 
 
 
Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)
 
 
 
 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Trade balance
Rs M
Oct/18 
-13,170
-7,972
 
Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.)
Rs M
Oct/18 
6,697
6,786
Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.)
Rs M
Oct/18  
19,867
14,758​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International Investment Position k/
 
 
 
 
Assets
Rs M
2017
16,466,597
15,808,008


Direct investment abroad
Rs M
2017
8,988,848
8,436,749
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2017
4,880,784
3,978,385​
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2017
4,386,838
3,649,435
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2017
511,946
328,951
 
   Financial derivatives
Rs M
2017
209,370
1,049,764
 
   Other investment
Rs M
2017
2,187,227
2,164,255
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
2017
200,386
178,855
 
Liabilities
Rs M
2017
15,557,195
15,008,213
 
Direct investment
Rs M
2017
11,159,499
10,189,712
 
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2017
1,265,712
1,133,824
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2017
784,545
756,397
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2017
481,168
377,427
 
Financial derivatives
Rs M
2017
229,502
882,608
 
Other investment
Rs M
2017
2,902,482
2,802,069​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
External Debt 
 
 
 
 
 
General Government
Rs M
Q3/18​
42,145.0
44,606.0
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/18
12.0
14.0
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q3/18
12.0
14.0
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/18
42,133.0 44,592.0
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q3/18
158.0 271.0  
Loans (including EBU)
Rs M
Q3/18
37,331.0 39,620.0
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q3/18
     
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/18
4,644.0 4,701.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monetary Authorities
Rs M
Q3/18
351.1 211.0
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/18
329.8 189.7  
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q3/18
28.2 31.8  
Loans
Rs M
Q3/18
   
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/18
301.6 157.9
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/18


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/18
21.3
21.3
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q3/18
21.3
21.3
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deposit Taking Institutions
Rs M
Q3/18
293,542.7
280,954.0
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/18
169,087.3
166,233.4
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q3/18
 440.2
 445.3
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/18
152,590.9
156,032.9
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/18
16,056.2
9,755.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/18
124,455.4
114,720.7
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q3/18
8,364.1
8,461.0
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/18
108,060.2
98,047.4
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/18
8,031.1
8,212.3
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Sectors n/ 
Rs M
Q3/18
7,664,264.6
7,752,863.8
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/18
5,775.9
5,768.9
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/18
149.1
147.7
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q3/18
5,626.8
5,621.2
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/18
7,658,488.7
7,747,094.9
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q3/18
340,054.4
369,155.6
 
Loans - Private sector
Rs M
Q3/18
1,758,231.0
1,756,854.0
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/ (Excluding EBU)
Rs M
Q3/18
1,106,222.3
1,103,264.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending


 
 
 
Debt liabilities to affiliated enterprises
Rs M
Q3/18
​4,453,981.0
4,517,820.9
 
​o/w Global Business ​Rs M Q3/18
4,441,758.2 4,505,542.1
o/w Other ​Rs M Q3/18
12,222.8 12,278.8​
Debt liabilities to direct investors
Rs M
Q3/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross External Debt o/
Rs M
Q3/18
8,000,303.3
8,078,634.8
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exchange Rates
 
 
 
 
           
Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coordinated Direct Investment Survey
 
 
 
 

 

         
           
Population
Individuals
2017

1,265,309

1,263,820

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)'.

​​​​​