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.


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Mauritius Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.20 2.10 6.77 -2.90 2009 - 2019 percent Quarterly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-22 09:40 AM Q4 2.2% -0.5% 2.19%
2019-06-24 10:10 AM Q1 2.2% 2.2% 0.6%
2019-09-23 09:50 AM Q2 2.0% 2.8% 0.8%
2019-12-20 11:00 AM Q3 -0.2% 2.1% 1.3%
2020-03-23 10:00 AM Q4 -0.2% 2.4%


News Stream
2019-09-23
Mauritius Industrial Output Growth Slows to 2% in Q2
Industrial production in Mauritius rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, slowing from an upwardly revised 2.8 percent increase in the prior period, driven by electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (4.5 percent vs 4.7 percent in Q1) and water supply (2.2 percent vs 2.8 percent). Meanwhile, output rose faster for mining & quarrying (3.8 percent vs 3.3 percent) and manufacturing (1.3 percent vs 1.1 percent), supported by sugar milling (7.5 percent vs 7.6 percent). On a quarterly basis, industrial activity surged 8.1 percent, rebounding sharply from a downwardly revised 18 percent decline in the first quarter of 2019.

2019-06-24
Mauritius Industrial Output Grows 2.2% YoY in Q1
Industrial production in Mauritius rose 2.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, the most since Q4 2017, and at the same pace as in the previous month. Output rose faster for mining & quarrying (3.2% vs 2.7% in Q4) and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (4.7% vs 1.1%) while it slowed for manufacturing (0.4% vs 2.3%) and water supply (3.6% vs 6.6%). On a quarterly basis, industrial activity declined 18.5 percent, after rising 16.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018.

2019-03-22
Mauritius Industrial Output Growth at 1-Year High of 2.2%
Industrial production in Mauritius rose 2.2 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent decrease in the previous period. It is the strongest increase in industrial activity since Q4 2017. Output rebounded for manufacturing (2.3 percent vs -1.1 percent in Q3) and grew much master for water supply (6.6 percent vs 1.0 percent). Meanwhile, production slowed for mining & quarrying (2.6 percent vs 3.1 percent) and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (1.1 percent vs 1.4 percent). On a quarterly basis, industrial output surged 16.3 percent, recovering from an upwardly revised 1 percent decline in the third quarter. In 2018, industrial production grew 0.8 percent, below 2.2 percent in 2017 and posting the smallest gain since 2014.


Mauritius Industrial Production
In Mauritius, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities.

Mauritius Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 161.50 159.60 161.50 77.50 points [+]
Industrial Production -0.20 2.10 6.77 -2.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 177.00 281.00 3458.00 -3498.10 MUR Million [+]
Internet Speed 5740.76 6432.85 6432.85 199.69 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 289734.00 266357.00 289734.00 28544.00 IP [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.40 1.50 8.91 -7.04 percent [+]
Mining Production 4.80 3.80 17.24 -34.23 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 64.27 63.74 64.27 4.16 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 52.00 49.00 60.00 39.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 13.00 20.00 49.00 13.00 [+]
Corruption Index 52.00 51.00 57.00 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 56.00 56.00 56.00 33.00 [+]