Industrial production in Mauritius decreased 0.2 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, following an upwardly revised 2.1 percent rise in the previous period. It was the first decline in industrial activity since Q3 2018, led by manufacturing (-0.4 percent vs 1.5 percent in Q2), as output fell sharply for export-oriented enterprises (-9.9 percent vs 3.1 percent). Meanwhile, activity rose solidly for sugar milling (10.5 percent, the same pace as in Q2). In addition, output growth slowed for electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (1.6 percent vs 4.5 percent) and water supply (1.2 percent vs 2.2 percent). In contrast, the mining sector gained steam (4.8 percent vs 3.8 percent). On a quarterly basis, industrial activity fell 3.3 percent, after climbing 8.1 percent in the second quarter of the year.
Industrial Production in Mauritius averaged 1.97 percent from 2009 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.77 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a record low of -2.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011. This page provides the latest reported value for - Mauritius Industrial Production - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.
Industrial Production in Mauritius is expected to be 2.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Mauritius to stand at 1.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Industrial Production is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.