Econo​mic and Financial Data for Mauritius
   ​​   ​   

Date of last update:14 October 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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​​​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
Q2/20
84,189
116,891
Primary Sector
Rs M
Q2/20
3,206
3,292
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Rs M
Q2/20
3,059
3,084
 
Mining and quarrying
Rs M
Q2/20
147
208
 
Secondary Sector
Rs M
Q2/20
9,379
17,468
 
Manufacturing
Rs M
Q2/20
7,233
10,587
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Rs M
Q2/20
1,232
1,741
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Rs M
Q2/20
359
425
 
Construction
Rs M
Q2/20
555
4,714
 
Tertiary Sector
Rs M
Q2/20
60,969
81,644
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles    
Rs M
Q2/20
10,779
11,669
 
Transportation and storage
Rs M
Q2/20
2,598
6,954
 
Accomodation and food service activites
Rs M
Q2/20
123
7,121
 
Information and communication
Rs M
Q2/20
5,084
4,829
 
Financial and insurance activities
Rs M
Q2/20
12,273
13,215
 
Real estate activities
Rs M
Q2/20
5,985
6,544
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Rs M
Q2/20
3,432
5,624
 
Administrative and support service activities
Rs M
Q2/20
2,296
3,603
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
Rs M
Q2/20
7,422
6,345
 
Education
Rs M
Q2/20
4,888
5,134
 
Human health and social work activities
Rs M
Q2/20
4,960
5,074
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
 Rs M
Q2/20
659
3,857
 
Other service activities
Rs M
Q2/20
468
1,674
 
FISIM

 


 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
Rs M
Q2/20
10,636
14,486
 
GDP volumea/ (at basic prices) by production approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q2/20
-32.9
-2.0
 
Primary Sector
%
Q2/20
-3.0
4.1​
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing​
%
Q2/20
-11.0
-2.9
 
Mining and quarrying
%
Q2/20
-50.9
-4.7
 
Secondary Sector
%
Q2/20
-2.8
2.4
 
Manufacturing
%
Q2/20
-43.6
-0.8
 
Electricity , gas, steam and air conditioning supply
%
Q2/20
-26.1
-4.0
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
%
Q2/20
-8.0
-4.7
 
Construction
%
Q2/20
-89.4
-7.2
 
Tertiary Sector
%
Q2/20
2.6
3.2
 
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
%
Q2/20
-25.0
-4.1
 
Transportation and storage​
%
Q2/20
-64.7
-12.8
 
Accomodation and food se​rvice activities

     ​​%

Q2/20
-98.1
-13.4
 
Information and communication
%
Q2/20
7.0
3.4
 
Financial and insurance activities
%
Q2/20
0.2
4.3
 
Real estate activities
%
Q2/20
-1.2
2.5
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities
%
Q2/20
-42.0
0.0
 
Administrative and support service activities
%
Q2/20
-37.8
1.8
 
Public administration and defence: compulsory social security                                            
%
Q2/20
-6.7
                           2.0
 
Education
%
Q2/20
-11.5
-1.1
 
Human health and social work activities
%
Q2/20
-5.2
1.9
 
Art , entertainment and recreation
%
Q2/20
-85.0
2.1
 
Other service activities
%
Q2/20
-75.2
2.3
 
Taxes on products (net of subsidies)
%
Q2/20
-29.8
-6.7
 
GDP volumea/ (at market prices) by production approach 
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q2/20
-32.5
-2.6
 
GDP in current market prices by expenditure approach
Rs M
Q2/20
84,189
116,891
 
Household consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q2/20
53,836
86,550
 
Government consumption expenditure
Rs M
Q2/20
22,138
18,614
 
Gross fixed capital formation
Rs M
Q2/20
7,555
21,518
 
Changes in inventories
Rs M
Q2/20
5,400
1,240
 
Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q2/20
22,248
45,556
 
Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q2/20
41,870
60​,681
 
Statistical discrepancy b/.
Rs M
Q2/20
14,883
4,094
 
GDP volumeaby expenditure approach
% (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year)
Q2/20
-32.5
-2.6
 
Household consumption expenditure
%
Q2/20
-42.2
-2.4
 
Government consumption expenditure
%
Q2/20
4.3
-2.5
 
Gross fixed capital formation
%
Q2/20
-70.2
-7.0
 
Changes in inventoriesc/
%

 
Exports of goods and services
%
Q2/20
-52.4
-10.7
 
Imports of goods and services
%
Q2/20
-48.9
​5.7​
 
Statistical discrepancyc/.




 
Production Index (Quarterly Index of Industrial Production) d/
Base: year 2013=100
Q2​/20
63.7
96.6
Mor​e In​formation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Labour market
 
 
 
 
 ​
Employment e/
In thousands
Q1/20
549.9
557.2

Date of release for employment due on 06 Oct 2020 postponed due to the following: 

We have conducted 3 rounds of the rapid CMPHS phone survey during May - July 2020, with the support of the World Bank. Results of the first round have been published to show the situation during the COVID-19 lock-down. A more comprehensive note is being prepared to illustrate how the situation in terms of participation, employment and unemployment has evolved from the time of lockdown to the re-opening until the month of July. The note is expected to be released on 26 October 2020.
Unemployment f/​
In thousands 
Q1/20
41.9
37.9
Mor​e ​I​nfo​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Date of release for unemployment due on 06 Oct 2020 postponed due to the following: 

We have conducted 3 rounds of the rapid CMPHS phone survey during May - July 2020, with the support of the World Bank. Results of the first round have been published to show the situation during the COVID-19 lock-down. A more comprehensive note is being prepared to illustrate how the situation in terms of participation, employment and unemployment has evolved from the time of lockdown to the re-opening until the month of July. The note is expected to be released on 26 October 2020.​​

Wages/Earnings g/
(Base: Fourth Quarter 2016=100)
Q2/20
112.5
114​.6​
Price Indices
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Index h/ 
(Base:Jan-Dec​ 2017=100)
Sep/20

            1​06.0

105.3​
Mor​e ​Info​rmation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Producer Price Index-Manufacturing d/ 
Base :year 2013=100
Aug/20
115.6
115​.0
 
Historic​a​l series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


PPI-M for March (due on 30 April 2020)and  for April 
(due on 29 May 2020) will be 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
Aug/20
46,277 6,208
Historica​l Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Taxes
Rs M
            Aug/20
5,690 5,545
 
Social Contributions
Rs M
Aug/20
108 107
 
Grants
Rs M
Aug/20
-
-
 
Other Revenue
Rs M
Aug/20
40,479
555
 
Expense
Rs M
Aug/20
10,122 9,949
 
Of which: interest i/
Rs M
Aug/20
1,065 1,110
 
Gross Operating Balance
Rs M
            Aug/20
36,155 -3,741
Net Acquisition of Nonfinancial Assets
Rs M
Aug/20
413
174

Net Lending (+) /Borrowing (-)
Rs M
Aug/20
35,743 -3,915
 
Net Acquisition of Financial Assets
Rs M
Aug/20
30
57
 
Domestic
Rs M
Aug/20
30
57
 
Foreign
Rs M
Aug/20
- -
 
SDR
Rs M
Aug/20
-
-
 
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
Rs M
Aug/20
-35,713 3,972
 
Domestic
Rs M
Aug/20
-35,842 -15,999
 
Monetary Authority
Rs M
Aug/20
-305 -324
 
Banks
Rs M
Aug/20
-25,712 -17,474  
Non-Bank 
Rs M
Aug/20
316
1,729  
Other
Rs M
Aug/20
-10,141
71

Foreign
Rs M
Aug/20
129
19,970
 
Memorandum Item: Total Expenditure
Rs M
Aug/20
10,535​ 10,123
​ 
Central Government Debt
 
 
 
 
 
Total gross outstanding debt
Rs M
Q2/20
348,655
297,199
Domestic debt by maturity
Rs M
Q2/20
304,737 263,516
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/20
195,196 177,370  
Medium-term
Rs M
Q2/20
63,178 55,978  
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/20
46,363 30,168  
External debt by maturity
Rs M
Q2/20
43,688 33,622  
Long-term**
Rs M
Q2/20
43,654 33,601  
Medium-term
Rs M
Q2/20
0.0
0.0  
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/20
34.0 20.7​
Debt guaranteed by the central government
Rs M
Q2/20
63 61  
      Domestic Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q2/20
24 24  
      Foreign Extra Budgetary Units
Rs M
Q2/20
39 3​7
 
​Non-guaranteed Debt of Extra Budgetary Units

Rs M
Q2/20
167 0
​          Domestic

​Rs M
Q2/20
167 0 ​​





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
Aug/20
646,149 645,174
  Histor​i​cal Series​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Narrow money Liabilities (or M1)
Rs M
Aug/20
n.a n.a
 
Quasi-Money Liabilities
Rs M
Aug/20​
n.a n.a
 
Securities other than shares included in Broad Money
Rs M
Aug/20
18,737 19,201

Domestic credit
Rs M
Aug/20​
575,645
612,042  
Central government (net) 4)
Rs M
Aug/20​
68,554 102,782
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Aug/20​
3,044 3,395
 
Private nonfinancial sector
Rs M
Aug/20
408,378 405,330
 
Households
Rs M
Aug/20
161,433 160,177
 
Corporations
Rs M
Aug/20
246,945 245,153
 
Other (public and private) financial corporations (net)
Rs M
Aug/20​
95,669 100,535  
Foreign position of depository corporations (net) 4)
Rs M
Aug/20
770,270 693,282
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Aug/20
-669,766​ -660,151  
 
 
 
 
​ 
 
Central Bank Survey 3)​
Monetary base
Rs M
Sep/20
135,923 137,460
Domestic credit
Rs M
Sep/20
-35,634 -31,611
 Central government (net)             Rs M           ​ Sep/20
-51,513 ​-49,104
 
Public nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Sep/20
0 0  
Private sector
Rs M
Sep/20
15,880 17,494  
Claims on private nonfinancial corporations
Rs M
Sep/20
0
0
 
Claims on other depository corporations
Rs M
Sep/20
10,234
12,004
 
Other claims
Rs M
Sep/20
5,646
5,490
 
Net foreign position of the central bank
Rs M
Sep/20
277,995
278,826
 
Other items (net)
Rs M
Sep/20
-106,438
-109,755​
 
 Interest Rates
 
 
 
 
Bank Rate​​ 

Repo Rate​



​​ Prin​ci​p​​a​l Interest Rate​s​​​​​​
Histo​rical 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
Q2/20
-13,100
-7,900
   Exports of goods and services
Rs M
Q2/20​​
20,222
43,716
   Imports of goods and services
Rs M
Q2/20
40,943
59,670
   Net primary income
Rs M
Q2/20
9,198
12,254
 
   Net secondary income
Rs M
Q2/20
-1,577
-4,200
 
Capital account
Rs M
Q2/20
                    0
-18

Financial account
Rs M
Q2/20
-9,780
-9,180
​ 
Inward direct investment
Rs M
Q2/20
67,788
89,804
 
Outward direct investment
Rs M
Q2/20
54,476
                       61,914
 
Portfolio investment assets
Rs M
Q2/20
22,983
 30,292
 
Portfolio investment liabilities
Rs M
Q2​/20
-28,561
-30,348
 
Net financial derivatives
Rs M
Q2/20
1,160
1,104
​ 
Other investment assets
Rs M
Q2/20
-2,316
-31,314
 
Other investments liabilities
Rs M
Q2/20
42,955
5,861
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
Q2/20
-3,899
-5,859
 
  Net errors and omissions
Rs M
Q2/20
3,320
-1,262
 
International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)3)
 
 
 

Foreign currency reserves
Rs M
Sep/20
288,670 289,461 Histor​ical Series​​​

IMF reserve position
Rs M
Sep/20
1,950
           1,954​
 
SDRs
Rs M
Sep/20
5,082
     5,09​4
​ ​
Gold
Rs M
Sep/20
30,229
31,186
 
Other reserve assets
Rs M
Sep/20
251,409
251,227​
 
Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
Rs M
Aug/20
      289,461
​     306,19​9​

Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)
 
 
 
 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Trade balance
Rs M
Jul/20
-5,821
-6,061
 
Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.)
Rs M
Jul/20
7,021
5,650
Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.)
Rs M
Jul/20
12,842
11,711​
 
International Investment Position k/
 
 
 
 
 
Assets
Rs M
2019
17,304,473
17,068,731

Direct investment abroad
Rs M
2019
9,983,906
8,983,084
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2019
4,717,577
5,540,636
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2019
4,203,222
5,046,207
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2019
514,355
494,429
 
   Financial derivatives
Rs M
2019​
117,292
85,743
 
   Other investment
Rs M
2019
2,216,204
2,241,683
 
Reserve assets
Rs M
2019
269,494
217,585
 
Liabilities
Rs M
2019
16,342,238
15,235,621
 
Direct investment
Rs M
2019
11,829,171
10,971,450
 
Portfolio investment
Rs M
2019
1,153,830
1,109,542
 
Equity securities
Rs M
2019
733,269
705,352
 
Debt securities
Rs M
2019
420,560
404,191
 
Financial derivatives
Rs M
2019
30,543
98,041
 
Other investment
Rs M
2019
3,328,695​
3,056,587​
 
External Debt 
 
 
 
 
 
General Government
Rs M
Q2/20
43,727.2
33,658.7
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/20
34.0
20.7
Money market instruments​
Rs M
Q2/20

34.0
20.7
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/20

 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q2/20

 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/20
43,693.3 33,638.1
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q2/20
330.3 299.7  
Loans (including EBU)
Rs M
Q2/20
37,988.0 28,111.0
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q2/20
     
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/20
5,375.0 5,227.4​
 
Monetary Authorities
Rs M
Q2/20
364.4 365.9  
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/20
354.2
337.9
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q2/20
17.2 46.3  
Loans
Rs M
Q2/20

 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/20
337.1 291.6
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/20


 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/20
10.2
28.0
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q2/20
10.2
28.0
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M​
Q2/20
 
Deposit Taking Institutions
Rs M
Q2/20
398,778.2
389,075.9
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/20
226,317.7
227,210.4
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q2/20
390.0
      ​​0.0                
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/20
220,692.1
223,731.9
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/20
5,235.6
3,478.5
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/20
172,460.4​
161,865.5
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q2/20
14,549.9
14,141.0​
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/20
134,356.2
123,178.1
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/20
23,554.3
24,546.4
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Other Sectors n/ 
Rs M
Q2/20
8,905,234.6
8,740,898.4
 
Short-term
Rs M
Q2/20
7,152.0
6,973.8
 
Money market instruments
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Loans
Rs M
Q2/20
270.7
250.7
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q2/20
6,881.3
6,723.1
 
Other debt liabilities l/
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Long-term
Rs M
Q2/20
8,898,082.6
8,733,924.6​
 
Bonds and notes
Rs M
Q1/20
387,922.6
365,763.3
 
Loans (Public Enterprise and Private sector)
Rs M
Q2/20
2,017,590.2
1,997,730.6​
 
Currency and deposits m/
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Trade credits
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Other debt liabilities l/ (Excluding EBU)
Rs M
Q2/20
1,119,990.0
1,095,956.1
 
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending


 
 
 
Debt liabilities to affiliated enterprises
Rs M
Q2/20
​5,372,580.0
5,274,475.0
 
​o/w Global Business ​Rs M
Q2/20
5,357,685.6 5,259,561.0
o/w Other ​Rs M Q2/20
14,894.3
14,913.6
Debt liabilities to direct investors
Rs M
Q2/20
 
 
 
Gross External Debt o/
Rs M
Q2​/20
9,348,104.3
9,163,998.9
 
Exchange Rates
 
 
 
 
Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey
 
 
 
 
Coordinated Direct Investment Survey
 
 
 
 
Population
Individuals
2019

1,265,475

1,265,637

More Information​​​​​​

 
 

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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