Mauritius's trade deficit widened to MUR 17.6 billion in November of 2022 from MUR 17.2 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports rose by 8.5% year-on-year to MUR 8.3 billion, mainly boosted by shipments of miscellaneous goods and manufactured articles (28.9%) and food & live animals (29.4%). Meanwhile, imports grew at a slower 4.4% to MUR 25.9 billion, mostly driven by acquisitions of food & live animals (21.3%); machinery and transport equipment (20.1%), and mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (17%). source: Central Statistics Office, Mauritius

Balance of Trade in Mauritius averaged -7243.74 MUR Million from 1985 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 560.00 MUR Million in September of 1986 and a record low of -23045.00 MUR Million in December of 2012. This page provides - Mauritius Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Mauritius Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2023.

Balance of Trade in Mauritius is expected to be -17350.00 MUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations.

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Mauritius Balance of Trade



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-21 10:00 AM Oct MUR -14B MUR -18.2B MUR -17.5B
2023-01-19 10:45 AM Nov MUR -17.6B MUR -14B MUR -16.7B
2023-02-17 11:00 AM Dec MUR -15.4B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -17600.00 -13959.00 MUR Million Nov 2022
Current Account -17935.00 -22235.00 MUR Million Sep 2022
Current Account to GDP -13.60 -9.20 percent of GDP Dec 2021
Exports 8354.00 8750.00 MUR Million Nov 2022
Imports 25954.00 22709.00 MUR Million Nov 2022
External Debt 85106.00 83258.00 MUR Million Jun 2021
Tourist Arrivals 134730.00 106905.00 Dec 2022
Tourism Revenues 6676.00 5315.00 MUR Million Oct 2022
Terms of Trade 76.75 72.63 points Sep 2022

Mauritius Balance of Trade
Mauritius is a net exporter of sugar and textiles. However, due to lack of natural resources, Mauritius is dependent on imports of fuels to satisfy energy needs. Mauritius main trading partner is France with 17 percent of exports and 9 percent of imports. Others include: South Africa and Spain.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-17600.00 -13959.00 560.00 -23045.00 1985 - 2022 MUR Million Monthly

News Stream
Mauritius Trade Deficit Expands in November
Mauritius's trade deficit widened to MUR 17.6 billion in November of 2022 from MUR 17.2 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports rose by 8.5% year-on-year to MUR 8.3 billion, mainly boosted by shipments of miscellaneous goods and manufactured articles (28.9%) and food & live animals (29.4%). Meanwhile, imports grew at a slower 4.4% to MUR 25.9 billion, mostly driven by acquisitions of food & live animals (21.3%); machinery and transport equipment (20.1%), and mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (17%).
2023-01-20
Mauritius Trade Gap Widens in September
Mauritius's trade deficit broadened to MUR 18.2 billion in September of 2022 from MUR 11.5 billion in the same month of the previous year. Imports jumped by 41.1% year-on-year to MUR 27.4 billion, mainly boosted by stronger acquisitions of mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (132.2%) and machinery & transport equipment (56.7%). Meanwhile, exports rose at a slower 17.1% to MUR 9.2 billion, mostly driven by shipments of food & live animals (30%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (8.7%).
2022-11-18
Mauritius Posts Larger Trade Gap in August
Mauritius's trade deficit widened to USD 16.9 billion in August of 2022 from USD 10.4 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. Imports surged by 45.6% year-on-year to USD 25.5 billion, mainly boosted by purchases of food & live animals (119.7%); mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (22.6%); manufactured goods (38.7%) and machinery and transport equipment (20.6%). Meanwhile, exports rose at a softer 21.9% to USD 8.6 billion, amid higher shipments of food & live animals (22%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (11.2%). In August 2022, the major exports destinations were South Africa (15.3% of total shipments), Madagascar (12.2%), the US (8.5%), the UK (7.8%), France (7.6%) and Spain (5.7%). Imports came mostly from China (15.5% of total acquisitions), the UAE (10.1%), India (9.0%), Oman (7.8%), France (5.1%) and South Africa (5.1%).
2022-10-19