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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) statistics, 2020
Between 2019 and 2020, ICT access in the country improved as follows:
number of mobile cellular phone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants - from 147.5 to 151.1;
number of internet subscriptions per 100 inhabitants - from 118.2 to 130.2; and
number of fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants - from 36.2 to 37.8.
In 2020, International Bandwidth usage increased to 144,973 Mbits/s (Megabits per second) from 101,657 Mbits/s in 2019. The usage per inhabitant went up by 42.5% to reach 114,510 bits per second from 80,331 in 2019.
Trade in ICT goods and services from 2019 to 2020 was as follows:
Imports went down by 11.7% from Rs 15,354 million to Rs 13,554 million; and
Exports, including re-exports, declined by 7.3% from Rs 6,040 million to Rs 5,602 million.
Contribution to Gross Value Added (GVA)
The value added of ICT sector went up by 4.2% in nominal terms from Rs 25,356 million in 2019 to Rs 26,432 million in 2020. Its share in GVA was 7.0%, higher than in 2019 (5.8%).
Employment in large establishments (employing 10 or more persons) operating in ICT sector went up by 0.4% in 2020, i.e. 16,865 compared to 16,800 in 2019.
ICT Development Index (IDI)
Latest available figures for the IDI date back to year 2016. Mauritius with an index of 5.88 ranked first among African countries and 72nd out of 176 countries worldwide. The methodology for the computation of a revised version of IDI is under review. Consensus has not been reached on the new methodology. Hence, the index is not available for years 2017 onwards.
13 July 2021