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The Economy

Indicators Frequency 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total population Mid-year 1,258,653 1,260,934 1,262,605 1,263,473
Real GDP growth rate Calendar Year 3.40% 3.70% 3.50% 3.80%
Growth of “Sugar” sector Calendar Year -1.70% -2.70% -6.20% 6.40%
Manufacturing Calendar Year 4.70% 1.80% 0.00% 0.30%
Growth of “Accomodation and Food Service Activities” sector Calendar Year 2.90% 6.10% 8.50% 8.40%
Construction Calendar Year -8.20% -8.50% -4.90% 0%
Financial Services Calendar Year 5.50% 5.50% 5.30% 5.70%
Information and communication Calendar Year 6.90% 6.60% 6.90% 6.50%
GDP (current market prices) Calendar Year Mur 371 Bn Mur 390.7 Bn Mur 408.3 bn MUR 433.6 Bn
Inflation rate Calendar Year 3.50% 3.20% 1.30% 1.00%
Current account balance Fiscal year Mur -29.7 Bn Mur -20.3 Bn Mur -23.0 Bn Mur -15.8 Bn
Overall Balance of payments Fiscal year Mur 20.3 Bn Mur 15.9 Bn Mur 15.1 Bn Mur +26.9 Bn
Tourist arrivals Calendar Year 992,503 1,038,334 1,151,252 1,275,227
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Calendar Year 13.8 bn 18.5 Bn 9.62 Bn 10.6 Bn
Gross earnings per tourist Calendar Year Mur 40863 Mur 42668 Mur 43597 Mur 43809
Gross official international reserves As at end June Mur 105 bn Mur 121.4 bn Mur 139.9 bn Mur 168.7 Bn
Repo rate As at end of June 4.65% 5% 5% 4%
Prime lending rate As at end of June 7%-8.50% 6.25%-8.50% 6.25%-8.50% 6.25%-8.50%
Interest rate on savings deposits As at end of June 2.75%-3.65% 2.40%-3.40% 2.00%-4.00% 2.00%-4.00%
US $ Calendar Year Mur 30.66 Mur 30.62 Mur 35.12 Mur 35.85
Euro Calendar Year Mur 40.6 Mur 40.53 Mur 38.99 Mur 39.68
Market capitalisation Calendar Year Mur 212.9 Bn Mur 229.9 Bn Mur 201.7 Bn Mur 210.8 Bn
Market capitalisation (% of GDP) Calendar Year 58% 59% 50% 49%
Unemployment rate Calendar Year 8.0% 7.8% 7.9% 7.40%

 

Sources: Statistics Mauritius and Bank of Mauritius (http://bom.intnet.mu/)