Econo​mic and Financial Data for Mauritius
   ​​​​   ​   

Date of last update:20 September 2021

           ​​​
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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​​​R​​EAL 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
Q1/21
106,591
121,144
Primary Sector
Rs M
Q1/21
3,869
4,897

Historical series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Rs M
Q1/21
3,654
4,583
 
Mining and quarrying
Rs M
Q1/21
215
314
 
Secondary Sector
Rs M
Q1/21
16,825
23,401
 
Manufacturing
Rs M
Q1/21
9,780
15,375
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Rs M
Q1/21
1,752
1,606
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Rs M
Q1/21
414
407
 
Construction
Rs M
Q1/21
4,879
6,014
 
Tertiary Sector
Rs M
Q1/21
74,194
78,988
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles    
Rs M
Q1/21
12,097
14,600
 
Transportation and storage
Rs M
Q1/21
5,649
6,065
 
Accomodation and food service activites
Rs M
Q1/21
1,403
2,241
 
Information and communication
Rs M
Q1/21
5,014
5,002
 
Financial and insurance activities
Rs M
Q1/21
13,249
12,356
 
Real estate activities
Rs M
Q1/21
6,534
6,763
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Rs M
Q1/21
5,709
5,592
 
Administrative and support service activities
Rs M
Q1/21
3,511
3,080
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
Rs M
Q1/21
7,080
7,287
 
Education
Rs M
Q1/21
4,901
5,277
 
Human health and social work activities
Rs M
Q1/21
5,110
5,298
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
 Rs M
Q1/21
2,741
3,718
 
Other service activities
Rs M
Q1/21
1,197
1,708
 
FISIM

 


 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
Rs M
Q1/21
11,702
13,857
 
GDP volumea/ (at basic prices) by production approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q1/21
-8.4
-11.1
 
Primary Sector
%
Q1/21
10.8
-3.2​
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing​
%
Q1/21
11.3
-3.1
 
Mining and quarrying
%
Q1/21
-0.6
-5.7
 
Secondary Sector
%
Q1/21
-4.3
-9.5
 
Manufacturing
%
Q1/21
-5.6
-11.3
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
%
Q1/21
-9.2
-15.0
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
%
Q1/21
-0.2
-1.3
 
Construction
%
Q1/21
0.6
-2.2
 
Tertiary Sector
%
Q1/21
-9.9
-12.0
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
%
Q1/21
1.9
-7.7
 
Transportation and storage​
%
Q1/21
-19.1
-19.8
 
Accomodation and food se​rvice activities

     ​​%

Q1/21
-82.0
-74.7
 
Information and communication
%
Q1/21
5.8
5.8
 
Financial and insurance activities
%
Q1/21
2.3
0.9
 
Real estate activities
%
Q1/21
2.0
1.4
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
%
Q1/21
0.7
-4.1
 
Administrative and support service activities
%
Q1/21
1.2
-20.8
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
%
Q1/21
4.3
                           -2.1
 
Education
%
Q1/21
-5.2
-1.0
 
Human health and social work activities
%
Q1/21
-2.9
1.8
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
%
Q1/21
-29.8
-17.1
 
Other service activities
%
Q1/21
-21.6
-14.7
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
%
Q1/21
-10.9
-12.6
 
GDP volumea/ (at market prices) by production approach 
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q1/21
-8.7
-11.3
 
GDP in current market prices by expenditure approach
Rs M
Q1/21
106,591
121,144
 
Household consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q1/21
81,152
98,520
 
Government consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q1/21
18,575
20,097
 
Gross fixed capital formation
Rs M
Q1/21
22,081
24,970
 
Changes in inventories
Rs M
Q1/21
-380
222
 
Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q1/21
28,325
30,387
 
Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q1/21
53,781
56​,954
 
Statistical discrepancy b/.
Rs M
Q1/21
10,619
3,902
 
GDP volumeaby expenditure approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q1/21
-8.7
-11.3
 
Household consumption expenditure
%
Q1/21
-4.2
-9.6
 
Government consumption expenditure
%
Q1/21
-4.0
-0.8
 
Gross fixed capital formation
%
Q1/21
-5.5
-9.1
 
Changes in inventoriesc/
%

 
Exports of goods and services
%
Q1/21
-10.6
-42.4
 
Imports of goods and services
%
Q1​/21
​11.1
-28.0
 
Statistical discrepancyc/.




 
Production Index (Quarterly Index of Industrial Production) d/
Base: year 2013=100
Q1/21
​91.4
106.9​
Mor​e ​In​formation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Historic​al​ Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Labour market
 
 
 
 
 ​
Employment e/
In thousands
Q1/21
481.9
523.7
Mor​e​ ​I​​nformation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Employment data for Q1 21 due on 30 June 2021 postponed because of delay in the processing of the data. Data was released on 14 July 2021.​
Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Unemployment f/​
In thousands 
Q1/21
52.5
​​​61​.0
Mor​e ​I​nfo​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Unemployment data for Q1 21 due on 30 June 2021 postponed because of delay in the processing of the data. Data was released on 14 July 2021.

Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Wages/Earnings g/
(Base: Fourth Quarter 2016=100)
Q1/21
​114.4
114​.6​
Historica​l se​ries​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Price Indices
 
 
 ​
 
 
Consumer Price Index h/ 
(Base:Jan-Dec​ 2017=100)
Aug/21

            1​11.6

​111.7
M​or​e ​In​fo​r​mation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Historic​al Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Producer Price Index-Manufacturing d/ 
Base :year 2013=100
​Jul/21
125.9
​122.1
M​​​ore ​Info​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​ 
Historic​a​l series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​






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
2019/20
115,321
117,423
Expense
Rs M
2019/20
140,250
115,532
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
2019/20
-24,929
1,891
​ 
Net Acquisition of nonfinancial assets
Rs M
2019/20
12,169
12,970
 
Net lending/borrowing
Rs M
2019/20
-37,098​
-11,079​
 
Central Government Operations Statement of Budgetary Central Government Operations(GFS2001)
 
 
 ​
​ 
Revenue
Rs M
Jul/21
6,886 15,844
Histo​rica​l Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Taxes
Rs M
             Jul/21
4,716 14,464
 
Social Contributions
Rs M
Jul/21
536
808
 
Grants
Rs M
Jul/21
1,092
317
 
Other Revenue
Rs M
Jul/21
542
255
 
Expense
Rs M
Jul/21
10,007 38,558
 
Of which: interest i/
Rs M
Jul/21
1,097
1,012
 
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
             Jul/21
-3,120 -22,714
Net Acquisition of Nonfinancial Assets
Rs M
Jul/21
471
1,958

Net Lending (+) /Borrowing (-)
Rs M
Jul/21
-3,591 -24,672
 
Net Acquisition of Financial Assets
Rs M
Jul/21
16
1,555
 
Domestic
Rs M
Jul/21
16
1,435
 
Foreign
Rs M
Jul/21
-
120
 
SDR
Rs M
Jul/21
-
-
 
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
Rs M
Jul/21
3,607 26,227
 
Domestic
Rs M
Jul/21
2,539
27,036
 
Monetary Authority
Rs M
Jul/21
10
-212
 
Banks
Rs M
Jul/21
1,154 10,430  
Non-Bank 
Rs M
Jul/21
-4,832
452
 
Other
Rs M
Jul/21
6,208
16,366

Foreign
Rs M
Jul/21
1,067
-809
 
Memorandum Item: Total Expenditure
Rs M
Jul/21
​10,477​ 40,516
​ 
Central Government Debt
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross outstanding debt
Rs M
Q2/21
392,883
359,742
Domestic debt by maturity
Rs M
Q2/21
307,428 276,133
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/21
212,106 196,549  
Medium-term
Rs M
Q2/21
57,159 50,652  
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/21
38,163 28,932  
External debt by maturity
Rs M
Q2/21
85,320 83,459  
Long-term**
Rs M
Q2/21
85,298 83,434  
Medium-term
Rs M
Q2/21
0
0  
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/21
21.7 24.6
Debt guaranteed by the central government
Rs M
Q2/21
24
37
 
      Domestic Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q2/21
24 24  
      Foreign Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q2/21
0
13
 
​Non-guaranteed Debt of Extra Budgetary Units

Rs M
Q2/21
112 113
​          Domestic

​Rs M
Q2/21
112 113
​​





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
Jul/21
773,836 765,366
  Histor​i​cal Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Narrow money Liabilities (or M1)
Rs M
Jul/21
n.a n.a
 
Quasi-Money Liabilities
Rs M
Jul/21​
n.a n.a
 
Securities other than shares included in Broad Money
Rs M
Jul/21
​12,246 12,654

Domestic credit
Rs M
Jul/21​
715,774
697,523  
Central government (net) 4)
Rs M
Jul/21​
112,871 104,149
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Jul/21​
4,518 3,305
 
Private nonfinancial sector
Rs M
Jul/21
417,948 412,782
 
Households
Rs M
Jul/21
168,954 167,666
 
Corporations
Rs M
Jul/21
248,995 245,115
 
Other (public and private) financial corporations (net)
Rs M
Jul/21​
​180,437 ​177,287  
Foreign position of depository corporations (net) 4)​
Rs M
Jul/21
806,245 821,955
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Jul/21
-748,183​​ -754,112 ​ 
 
 
 
​​ 
​ 
 
Central Bank Survey 3)​
Monetary base
Rs M
Aug/21
241,689 243,111
Histori​​cal Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Domestic credit
Rs M
Aug/21
46,316
56,694
 Central government (net)             Rs M           ​   Aug/21
-41,795 -31,393
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Aug/21
0 0  
Private sector
Rs M
Aug/21
88,111​ 88,087
 
Claims on private nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Aug/21
0
0
 
Claims on other depository corporations
Rs M
Aug/21
29
30
 
Other claims
Rs M
Aug/21
88,082
88,057
 
Net foreign position of the central bank
Rs M
Aug/21
​311,055
​306,321
Other items (net)
Rs M
Aug/21
​-115,683
​-119,905
 
 Interest Rates
 
 
​​ 
 
Bank Rate​​ 

Repo Rate​



​​ Prin​c​i​​​p​​​a​l Interest Rate​s​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Hi​s​to​​r​i​c​​al series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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
M​ore information
Date of latest data
Latest data
Data for previous period
Balance of Payments j/
 
 
 
 
 
Current account
Rs M
Q1/21
-17,2​​00
-18,6​​00
Historic​al Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
   Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q1/21​​
25,881
28,369
   Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q1/21
52,214
56,061
   Net primary income
Rs M
Q1/21
​13,119
13,504
 
   Net secondary income
Rs M
Q1/21
​-3,986
​-4,412
 
Capital account
Rs M
Q1/21
                    0
0

Financial account
Rs M
Q1/21
-18,998​
-17,017
​ 
Inward direct investment
Rs M
Q1/21
83,721
90,274
 
Outward direct investment
Rs M
Q1/21
40,880
                        57,090
 
Portfolio investment assets
Rs M
Q1/21
49,536​
50,563
 
Portfolio investment liabilities
Rs M
Q1/21
33,110
24,455
 
Net financial derivatives
Rs M
Q1/21
​​1,550​​
​​-1,115​​
​ 
Other investment assets
Rs M
Q1/21
68,377
-26,938
 
Other investments liabilities
Rs M
Q1/21
69,550
-22,482
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
Q1/21
7,040​
-4,371
 
  Net errors and omissions
Rs M
Q1/21​
-1,798
1,583

International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)3)
 
 
 

Foreign currency reserves
Rs M
Aug/21
320,279 311,266 Histor​i​cal Series​​​​​​​​​​​

IMF reserve position
Rs M
Aug/21
2,125
          2,138
​ 
SDRs
Rs M
Aug/21
13,767
     5,519
​ ​
Gold
Rs M
Aug/21
​31,038
31,349
 
Other reserve assets
Rs M
Aug/21
273,349
272,261
 
Data Template on International Reser​ves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
Rs M
Jul/21
​   ​   311,266
​​    309,918

His​tor​i​​cal Series​​​​​​​​​​
Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)
 
 ​
 
 
  M​or​e ​In​​fo​​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Trade balance
Rs M
Jul/21
​-10,551
​-10,004
 
Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.)
Rs M
Jul/21​
7,321
7,136
Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.)
Rs M
Jul/21
17,872​
17,140​
 
International Investment Position k/
 
 
 
 
 
Assets
Rs M
2019
17,316,176
16,333,168

Direct investment abroad
Rs M
2019
9,947,461
8,983,084
Historical Series​​​ ​​​​​​​​
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2019
4,756,630
4,905,073
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2019
4,253,071
4,191,501
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2019
503,558
713,572
 
   Financial derivatives
Rs M
2019​
117,292
85,743
 
   Other investment
Rs M
2019
2,225,300
2,141,683
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
2019
269,494
217,585
 
Liabilities
Rs M
2019
16,323,958
15,235,621
 
Direct investment
Rs M
2019
11,816,540
10,971,450
 
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2019
1,153,756
1,109,542
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2019
733,269
705,352
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2019
420,487
404,191
 
Financial derivatives
Rs M
2019
30,543
98,041
 
Other investment
Rs M
2019
3,323,118​
3,056,587​
 
External Debt 
 
 
 
 
 
General Government
Rs M
Q2/21
85,319.6
83,471.9
Historical series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/21
21.7
24.6
Money market instruments​
Rs M
Q2/21

21.7
24.6
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/21

 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q2/21

 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/21
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/21
85,297.9 83,447.3
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q2/21
13,511.8 14,990.6  
Loans (including EBU)
Rs M
Q2/21
65,897.7 62,878.7
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q2/21
     
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/21
5,888.4 5,578.0
 
Monetary Authorities
Rs M
Q2/21
8,932.6 4,797.0  
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/21
4,663.8
724.3
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q2/21
49.8 35.5  
Loans
Rs M
Q2/21
4,263.3  
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/21
350.7 688.9
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/21


 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/21
4,268.9
4,072.7
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q2/21
5.7
5.7
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/21
4,263.2 
4067.0 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/21
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M​
Q2/21
 
Deposit Taking Institutions
Rs M
Q2/21
464,303.0
413,588.5
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/21
314,317.9
263,726.9
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q2/21
31.0
      ​​   17.3
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/21
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/21
308,935.9
255,918.7
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/21
5,351.0
7,790.9
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/21
149,985.1​
149,861.6​
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q2/21
14,891.0
14,247.4
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/21
116,989.4
117,660.5
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/21
18,104.7
17,953.7
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/21
​ 
 
 
Other Sectors n/ 
Rs M
Q2/21
9,090,117.0
8,666,120.5
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/21
6,224.2
5,987.9
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q2/21
 
 
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/21
239.0
189.5
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/21
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q2/21
5,985.2
5,798.4
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/21
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/21
9,083,892.8
8,660,132.6
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q2/21
479,346.5
450,813.8
 
Loans (Public Enterprise and Private sector)
Rs M
Q2/21
2,033,298.8
1,948,948.2
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/21
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q2/21
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/ (Excluding EBU)
Rs M
Q2/21
1,433,764.6
1,362,398.1
 
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending


 
 
 
Debt liabilities to affiliated enterprises
Rs M
Q2/21
​5,137,483.0
​4,897,972.4
 
​o/w Global Business ​Rs M
Q2/21
5,123,204.8
4,883,870.7
o/w Other ​Rs M Q2/21
14,278.2
14,101.7
Debt liabilities to direct investors
Rs M
Q2/21
 ​
 
 
Gross External Debt o/
Rs M
Q2/21
9,648,672.1
9,167,977.8
 
Exchange Rates
 
 
 
 
Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey
 
 
 
 
Coordinated Direct Investment Survey
 
 
 
 
Population
Individuals
2020

1,266,030

1,265,475

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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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