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

Date of last update:19 January 2022

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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
Q3/21
119,594
98,974
Mor​​e​ in​​​f​o​rm​ation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Primary Sector
Rs M
Q3/21
5,085
3,922

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

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Rs M
Q3/21
4,779
3,633
 
Mining and quarrying
Rs M
Q3/21
306
289
 
Secondary Sector
Rs M
Q3/21
24,472
17,300
 
Manufacturing
Rs M
Q3/21
15,696
12,103

Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Rs M
Q3/21
1,684
1,346
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Rs M
Q3/21
454
333
 
Construction
Rs M
Q3/21
6,637
3,517
 
Tertiary Sector
Rs M
Q3/21
77,868
65,788
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles    
Rs M
Q3/21
13,167
12,158
 
Transportation and storage
Rs M
Q3/21
6,158
3,676
 
Accomodation and food service activites
Rs M
Q3/21
1,680
207
 
Information and communication
Rs M
Q3/21
5,072
5,212
 
Financial and insurance activities
Rs M
Q3/21
12,015
12,371
 
Real estate activities
Rs M
Q3/21
6,922
5,515
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Rs M
Q3/21
5,339
4,119
 
Administrative and support service activities
Rs M
Q3/21
3,109
2,378
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
Rs M
Q3/21
7,526
7,898
 
Education
Rs M
Q3/21
5,344
5,180
 
Human health and social work activities
Rs M
Q3/21
5,936
5,681
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
 Rs M
Q3/21
3,757
772
 
Other service activities
Rs M
Q3/21
1,843
620
 
FISIM

 


 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
Rs M
Q3/21
12,170
11,964
 
GDP volumea/ (at basic prices) by production approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q3/21
+5.6
+17.9
 
Primary Sector
%
Q3/21
+10.8
+10.4​
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing​
%
Q3/21
+11.1
+8.2
 
Mining and quarrying
%
Q3/21
+0.0
+95.3
 
Secondary Sector
%
Q3/21
+10.5
+71.0
 
Manufacturing
%
Q3/21
+10.1
+54.8
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
%
Q3/21
+8.3
+17.6
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
%
Q3/21
+4.5
+14.3
 
Construction
%
Q3/21
+12.8
+566.6
 
Tertiary Sector
%
Q3/21
+4.6
+8.9
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
%
Q3/21
+3.1
+11.0
 
Transportation and storage​
%
Q3/21
+0.1
+58.4
 
Accomodation and food se​rvice activities

     ​​%

Q3/21
+103.9
+59.2
 
Information and communication
%
Q3/21
+7.1
+8.4
 
Financial and insurance activities
%
Q3/21
+5.4
+5.4
 
Real estate activities
%
Q3/21
+1.8
+0.2
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
%
Q3/21
+1.7
+14.9
 
Administrative and support service activities
%
Q3/21
+2.0
+6.9
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
%
Q3/21
-3.8
                           +2.7
 
Education
%
Q3/21
-1.1
+3.5
 
Human health and social work activities
%
Q3/21
+8.4
+5.5
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
%
Q3/21
+5.2
+13.5
 
Other service activities
%
Q3/21
+10.7
+27.8
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
%
Q3/21
+4.4
+17.4
 
GDP volumea/ (at market prices) by production approach 
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q3/21
+5.5
+17.8
 
GDP in current market prices by expenditure approach
Rs M
Q3/21
119,594
98,974
 
Household consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q3/21
90,738
58,300
 
Government consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q3/21
20,177
22,407
 
Gross fixed capital formation
Rs M
Q3/21
25,794
17,164
 
Changes in inventories
Rs M
Q3/21
-534
-343
 
Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/21
35,058
29,885
 
Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/21
66,110
57,349
 
Statistical discrepancy b/.
Rs M
Q3/21
14,472
28,909
 
GDP volumeaby expenditure approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q3/21
+5.5
+17.8
 
Household consumption expenditure
%
Q3/21
+​2.8
+18.0
 
Government consumption expenditure
%
Q3/21
+3.8
-3.3
 
Gross fixed capital formation
%
Q3/21
+4.4
+121.3
 
Changes in inventoriesc/
%

 
Exports of goods and services
%
Q3/21
+5.1
+25.4
 
Imports of goods and services
%
Q3​/21
​+8.9​
+19.4
 
Statistical discrepancyc/.




 
Production Index (Quarterly Index of Industrial Production) d/
Base: year 2013=100
Q3/21
​97.5
95.6​
Mor​e ​In​fo​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Historic​al​ Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Labour market
 
 
 
 
 ​
Employment e/
In thousands
Q3/21
476.1
466.6
Mor​e​ ​I​​nfor​​mation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Unemployment f/​
In thousands 
Q3/21
49.8
​​​54​.8
Mor​e ​I​nfo​rm​ation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Historical Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Wages/Earnings g/
(Base: Fourth Quarter 2016=100)
Q3/21
​117.4​
116​.2
Price Indices
 
 

 
 
Consumer Price Index h/ 
(Base:Jan-Dec​ 2017=100)
Dec/21

            1​13.3

​113.1
M​or​e ​In​f​o​r​m​​ation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Historic​al Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Producer Price Index-Manufacturing d/ 
Base :year 2013=100
Nov/21
130.3
​128.4​
M​​​ore ​Inf​​o​rm​​ation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​ 
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
2020/21
103,592
114,186
Expense
Rs M
2020/21
161,954
140,657
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
2020/21
-58,362
-26,471
​ 
Net Acquisition of nonfinancial assets
Rs M
2020/21
9,644
9,732
 
Net lending/borrowing
Rs M
2020/21
-68,006​
-36,203​​
 
Central Government Operations Statement of Budgetary Central Government Operations(GFS2001)
 
 
 ​
​ 
Revenue
Rs M
Nov/21
11,615 8,420
Histo​rica​l​ Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Taxes
Rs M
            Nov/21
9,240 7,616
 
Social Contributions
Rs M
Nov/21
963
510
 
Grants
Rs M
Nov/21
-
1
 
Other Revenue
Rs M
Nov/21
1,412
292
 
Expense
Rs M
Nov/21
11,826 10,389
 
Of which: interest i/
Rs M
Nov/21
1,120
1,090
 
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
           Nov/21
-211
-1,970​
Net Acquisition of Nonfinancial Assets
Rs M
Nov/21
452
585

Net Lending (+) /Borrowing (-)
Rs M
Nov/21
-663 -2,555
 
Net Acquisition of Financial Assets
Rs M
Nov/21
336
2,024
 
Domestic
Rs M
Nov/21
13
2,024
 
Foreign
Rs M
Nov/21
323
-
 
SDR
Rs M
Nov/21
-
-
 
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
Rs M
Nov/21
999
4,579
 
Domestic
Rs M
Nov/21
999
2,165
 
Monetary Authority
Rs M
Nov/21
47
38
 
Banks
Rs M
Nov/21
10,747
7,726
 
Non-Bank 
Rs M
Nov/21
1,619
-5,460
 
Other
Rs M
Nov/21
-11,415
-140

Foreign
Rs M
Nov/21
-
2,411
 
Memorandum Item: Total Expenditure
Rs M
Nov/21
​12,278 10,975
​ 
Central Government Debt
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross outstanding debt
Rs M
Q3/21
396,191
392,670
Historic​al series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Domestic debt by maturity
Rs M
Q3/21
316,439 307,428
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/21
219,429 212,106  
Medium-term
Rs M
Q3/21
59,085 57,159  
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/21
37,925 38,163  
External debt by maturity
Rs M
Q3/21
79,617 85,106  
Long-term**
Rs M
Q3/21
79,595 85,084  
Medium-term
Rs M
Q3/21
0
0  
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/21
21.7 21.7
Debt guaranteed by the central government
Rs M
Q3/21
24
24
 
      Domestic Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q3/21
24 24  
      Foreign Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q3/21
0
0
 
​Non-guaranteed Debt of Extra Budgetary Units

Rs M
Q3/21
111 112
​          Domestic

​Rs M
Q3/21
111 112
​​





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/21
788,283​ 782,458
  Histor​i​cal Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Narrow money Liabilities (or M1)
Rs M
Nov/21
n.a n.a
 
Quasi-Money Liabilities
Rs M
Nov/21​
n.a n.a
 
Securities other than shares included in Broad Money
Rs M
Nov/21
​15,469 11,554

Domestic credit
Rs M
Nov/21​
739,699
749,939  
Central government (net) 4)
Rs M
Nov/21​
127,945 126,576
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Nov/21​
6,212 6,199
 
Private nonfinancial sector
Rs M
Nov/21
418,187 427,962
 
Households
Rs M
Nov/21
174,629 174,527
 
Corporations
Rs M
Nov/21
243,558 253,436
 
Other (public and private) financial corporations (net)
Rs M
Nov/21​
​187,355 ​189,201  
Foreign position of depository corporations (net) 4)​
Rs M
Nov/21
855,118 837,964
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Nov/21
-806,535​​ -805,445​​​​ ​ 
 
 
 
​​ 
​ 
 
Central Bank Survey 3)​
Monetary base
Rs M
Dec/21
263,584 250,046​​
Histori​​cal Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Domestic credit
Rs M
Dec/21
57,510
68,505
 Central government (net)             Rs M           ​  Dec/21
-32,087 -21,044
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Dec/21
0 0  
Private sector
Rs M
Dec/21
89,59689,548
 
Claims on private nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Dec/21
0
0
 
Claims on other depository corporations
Rs M
Dec/21
88
41
 
Other claims
Rs M
Dec/21
89,509
89,508
 
Net foreign position of the central bank
Rs M
Dec/21
​337,064
​300,725
Other items (net)
Rs M
Dec/21
​-130,989
​-119,184
 
 Interest Rates
 
 
​​ 
 
Bank Rate​​ 

Repo Rate​



​​ Principal Interest Rates​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Historical 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
Q3/21
-13,500
-15,430
Historic​al Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
   Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/21​​
33,161
28,004
   Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q3/21
65,096
56,458
   Net primary income
Rs M
Q3/21
​21,945
16,869
 
   Net secondary income
Rs M
Q3/21
​-3,510
-3,845
 
Capital account
Rs M
Q3/21
                    0
0

Financial account
Rs M
Q3/21
-11,917​
-16,754
​ 
Inward direct investment
Rs M
Q3/21
108,866
70,635
 
Outward direct investment
Rs M
Q3/21
64,121
                          37,827
 
Portfolio investment assets
Rs M
Q3/21
56,040​
59,513
 
Portfolio investment liabilities
Rs M
Q3/21
10,431
12,771
 
Net financial derivatives
Rs M
Q3/21
​​2,526​​
454​​​​
​ 
Other investment assets
Rs M
Q3/21
-10,639
-16,514
 
Other investments liabilities
Rs M
Q3/21
29,884
12,071
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
Q3/21
25,216
-2,558
 
  Net errors and omissions
Rs M
Q3/21​
1,583
-1,324

International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)3)
 
 
 

Foreign currency reserves
Rs M
Dec/21
372,697 336,062 Histor​i​cal Series​​​​​​​​​​​​

IMF reserve position
Rs M
Dec/21
2,132
          2,117
​ 
SDRs
Rs M
Dec/21
13,801
     13,701
​ ​
Gold
Rs M
Dec/21
​31,636
31,047
 
Other reserve assets
Rs M
Dec/21
325,128
289,198
 
Data Template on International Reser​ves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
Rs M
Nov/21
​   ​   336,062
​​    329,567​

His​tor​i​​​cal Series​​​​​​​​​​​
Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)
 
 ​
 
 
  M​or​​e ​In​​fo​​​rma​tion​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Trade balance
Rs M
Nov/21
​-17,213
​-11,630
 
Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.)
Rs M
Nov/21​
7,579
7,348
Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.)
Rs M
Nov/21
24,792
18,978​
 
International Investment Position k/
 
 
 
 
 
Assets
Rs M
2020
19,283,460
17,316,177

Direct investment abroad
Rs M
2020
11,393,884
9,947,461
Historical Series​​​ ​​​​​​​​
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2020
5,397,038
4,756,630
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2020
4,788,412
4,253,072
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2020
608,626
503,558
 
   Financial derivatives
Rs M
2020​
128,635
117,292
 
   Other investment
Rs M
2020
2,075,663
2,225,300
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
2020
288,240
269,494
 
Liabilities
Rs M
2020
18,630,517
16,323,958
 
Direct investment
Rs M
2020
13,333,322
11,816,540
 
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2020
2,016,786
1,153,758
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2020
1,470,927
733,270
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2020
545,859
420,488
 
Financial derivatives
Rs M
2020
46,359
30,543
 
Other investment
Rs M
2020
3,234,050​
3,323,117
 
External Debt 
 
 
 
 
 
General Government
Rs M
Q3/21
79,617.1
85,106.1
Historical series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/21
21.7
21.7
Money market instruments​
Rs M
Q3/21

21.7
21.7
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/21

 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q3/21

 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/21
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/21
79,595.5 85,084.4
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q3/21
10,559.4 13,511.8  
Loans (including EBU)
Rs M
Q3/21
63,184.1 65,684.2
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q3/21
     
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/21
5,852.0 5,888.4
 
Monetary Authorities
Rs M
Q3/21
26,054.9 8,932.6  
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/21
4,665.5
4,663.8
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q3/21
29.4 49.8  
Loans
Rs M
Q3/21
4,276.8 4,263.3 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/21
359.3 350.7
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/21


 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/21
21,389.5
4,268.9
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q3/21
5.4
5.7
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/21
21,384.1 
4,263.2 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/21
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M​
Q3/21
 
Deposit Taking Institutions
Rs M
Q3/21
447,152.0
464,322.4
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/21
326,062.4
314,337.2
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q3/21
29.3
      ​​   31.0
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/21
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/21
319,404.6
308,955.3
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/21
6,628.5
5,351.0
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/21
121,089.6​
149,985.1​
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q3/21
14,579.9
14,891.0
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/21
89,241.0
116,989.4
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/21
17,268.7
18,104.7
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/21
​ 
 
 
Other Sectors n/ 
Rs M
Q3/21
8,945,412.4
8,927,227.1
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q3/21
7,085.5
6,919.2
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q3/21
 
 
 
Loans
Rs M
Q3/21
264.5
238.6
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/21
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q3/21
6,821.0
6,680.6
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q3/21
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q3/21
8,938,326.8
8,920,307.9
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q3/21
578,361.1
588,364.2
 
Loans (Public Enterprise and Private sector)
Rs M
Q3/21
1,787,878.6
1,776,986.7
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q3/21
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q3/21
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/ (Excluding EBU)
Rs M
Q3/21
1,253,187.6
1,243,915.1
 
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending


 
 
 
Debt liabilities to affiliated enterprises
Rs M
Q3/21
​5,318,899.6
​5,311,041.9
 
​o/w Global Business ​Rs M
Q3/21
5,304,145.0
5,296,657.2
o/w Other ​Rs M Q3/21
14,754.6
14,384.7
Debt liabilities to direct investors
Rs M
Q3/21
 ​
 
 
Gross External Debt o/
Rs M
Q3/21
9,498,236.4
9,485,588.1
 
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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