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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development)
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Business Activity Statistics - Year 2012


Licences and registrations

1.      The total number of business activities in the island of Mauritius increased by around 3% in the year 2012, from 133,723 in December 2011 to 138,236 in December 2012. Main increases were registered in the industry groups:
·         ‘Information and communication’ (14%);
·         ‘Human health and social work activities’ (13%); and
·         ‘Real estate activities’ (8%).
2.      In December 2012, the industry group ‘Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ had the greatest number of business activities (72,991 or 53%), followed by ‘Transportation and storage’ (23,448 or 17%)
3.      The district of Plaines Wilhems had the highest number of business activities (38,765 or 28%), followed by the district of Port Louis (23,952 or 17%) whilst the district of Savanne had the smallest number of activities (5,857 or 4%).
June 2013