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Econ Complexity (2018): -0.33, Rank 82 of 137

Product Exports (2018): $2.69B, Rank 128 of 222

Exports Per Capita (2018): $2.12k, Rank 6 of 219

Product Imports (2018): $5.8B, Rank 125 of 221

Imports Per Capita (2018): $4.59k, Rank 4 of 219

Service Exports (2018): $3.13B, Rank 52 of 88

Service Imports (2018): $2.02B, Rank 60 of 88

GDP (2018): $14.2B, CURRENT US$
Rank 127 of 196

GDP growth (2008 - 2018): 42.3%, CURRENT US$
Rank 96 of 196

GDP PC (2018): $11,239, CURRENT US$
Rank 70 of 196

GDP PC GROWTH (2008 - 2018): 40%, CURRENT US$
Rank 61 of 196

Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for Mauritius, including service trade data, and tariffs. In 2018 Mauritius was the number 127 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 128 in total exports, the number 125 in total imports, and the number 82 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Mauritius exported $2.69B and imported $5.8B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$3.12B. In 2018, Mauritius's exports per capita were $2.12k and its imports per capita were $4.59k.

Trade: The top exports of Mauritius are Processed Fish ($310M), Raw Sugar ($155M), Knit T-shirts ($149M), Non-Knit Men's Shirts ($147M), and Non-Knit Men's Suits ($127M). The top imports of Mauritius are Refined Petroleum ($880M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($228M), Cars ($218M), Packaged Medicaments ($124M), and Petroleum Gas ($113M).

Destinations: Mauritius exports mostly to France ($296M), United States ($263M), South Africa ($258M), United Kingdom ($227M), and Zambia ($188M), and imports mostly from India ($1.03B), China ($906M), South Africa ($524M), France ($478M), and United Arab Emirates ($205M).

Location: Mauritius borders France and Seychelles by sea.

Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2018): Processed Fish, $310M

Top Destination (2018): France, $296M

In 2018 Mauritius exported a total of $2.69B, making it the number 128 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Mauritius have changed by -$290M from $2.98B in 2013 to $2.69B in 2018.

The most recent exports are led by Processed Fish ($310M), Raw Sugar ($155M), Knit T-shirts ($149M), Non-Knit Men's Shirts ($147M), and Non-Knit Men's Suits ($127M). The most common destination for the exports of Mauritius are France ($296M), United States ($263M), South Africa ($258M), United Kingdom ($227M), and Zambia ($188M).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2018): Refined Petroleum, $880M

Top Origin (2018): India, $1.03B

In 2018 Mauritius imported $5.8B, making it the number 125 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Mauritius changed by $166M from $5.64B in 2013 to $5.8B in 2018.

The most recent imports of Mauritius are led by Refined Petroleum ($880M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($228M), Cars ($218M), Packaged Medicaments ($124M), and Petroleum Gas ($113M). The most common import partners for Mauritius are India ($1.03B), China ($906M), South Africa ($524M), France ($478M), and United Arab Emirates ($205M).

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Mauritius Exports Services (2018): $3.13B

Mauritius Imports Services (2018): $2.02B

In 2018, Mauritius exported $3.13B worth of services. The top services exported by Mauritius in 2018 were Personal travel ($1.28B), Business travel ($605M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($552M), Air transport ($298M), and Financial services ($140M).

The top services imported by Mauritius in 2018 were Personal travel ($602M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($504M), Air transport ($390M), Other transport ($231M), and Auxiliary services ($55M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total product exports and imports for Mauritius. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Mauritius are Articles for pocket or handbag, nes (30%) and Articles for pocket or handbag, plastic, textile oute (30%).

Click any of the products in the bar chart to see the specific Ad Valorem Duty Rates by partner country.

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*The tariffs applied to imports for Mauritius are:
115: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Group I) FTA Member States
116: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Group II) Non-FTA Member States
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
218: Preferential tariff for European Union countries
240: Preferential tariff for Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) member states
284: Preferential tariff for Pakistan
322: Preferential tariff for Turkey
347: Regional Preferential tariff for SADC countries

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Mauritius's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively more complex, moving from the ⁩⁨84th to the 82nd⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Mauritius has a high level of specialization in Vanilla (167), Non-Retail Carded Wool Yarn (164), Other Animals (127), Processed Fish (118), and Sulfites (110). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Mauritius observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Mauritius according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Knives, cutting blades, for machines and appliances (1.58), Interchangeable tools and dies for hand or power tools (1.46), Flat-rolled alloy steel nes, <600mm wide (1.19), Equipment to project, disperse or spray liquid, powder (1.01), and Parts for use with lifting, moving machinery (0.99). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Mauritius according to the relatedness index, are Crustaceans (0.22), Packing Bags (0.22), Processed Crustaceans (0.21), Knit Men's Coats (0.21), and Molluscs (0.21). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Mauritius is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.