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. Industrial Production in Mauritius averaged 2.02 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.
Industrial Production in Mauritius is expected to be 0.80 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 0.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Industrial Production is projected to trend around 2.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.