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  Economic and Financial Data for Mauritius

          Date of last update:
             09 March 2012
           
The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a fuller explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Mauritius has committed, please click on DSBB Home Page.
           
Abbreviations used: ‘Rs M’ stands for ‘Rupees Million’        
           
[Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted. Unless otherwise indicated, data are preliminary.]

ADVANCED RELEASE CALENDAR

REAL SECTOR FISCAL SECTOR FINANCIAL SECTOR EXTERNAL SECTOR 

REAL SECTOR 
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More information
Date of latest data Latest data Data for previous period
           
National Accounts          
GDP in current (market) prices by production approach Rs M Q3/11 79,931  77,714  More information
Primary Sector Rs M Q3/11 2,673 2,166  
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing  Rs M Q3/11 2,646 2,142  
Mining and quarrying Rs M Q3/11 27 24  
Secondary Sector Rs M Q3/11 18,910 17,939  
Manufacturing Rs M Q3/11 12,598 12,469  
Electricity, gas and water supply Rs M Q3/11 1,300 1,336  
Construction Rs M Q3/11 5,012 4,133  
Tertiary Sector Rs M Q3/11 49,520 48,229  
Wholesale and retail trade, etc Rs M Q3/11 8,535 7,994  
Hotels and restaurants Rs M Q3/11 4,032 4,338  
Transport, storage and communications Rs M Q3/11 6,538 6,025  
Financial intermediation Rs M Q3/11 7,451 6,830  
Real estate, renting and business activities Rs M Q3/11 9,254 9,246  
Public administration and defence; and compulsory social work Rs M Q3/11 4,315 4,323  
Education Rs M Q3/11 3,205 3,250
Health and social work Rs M Q3/11 2,726 2,763  
Other community, social and personal service activities, etc Rs M Q3/11 3,464 3,462  
FISIM Rs M Q3/11 0 0  
Taxes on products (net of subsidies) Rs M Q3/11 8,827 9,380  
GDP volumea/ (at basic prices) by production approach % (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year) Q3/11 3.7 4.4  
Primary Sector % Q3/11 0.5 3.0  
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing  % Q3/11 3.0 6.1  
Mining and quarrying % Q3/11 -3.2 -25.8  
Secondary Sector % Q3/11 1.4 1.7  
Manufacturing % Q3/11 1.6 6.7  
Electricity, gas and water supply % Q3/11 4.3 1.8  
Construction % Q3/11 1.7 -9.9  
Tertiary Sector % Q3/11 5.1 4.5  
Wholesale and retail trade, etc % Q3/11 3.6 2.8  
Hotels and restaurants % Q3/11 1.0 5.2  
Transport, storage and communications % Q3/11 4.9 5.3  
Financial intermediation % Q3/11 4.3 6.5  
Real estate, renting and business activities % Q3/11 6.4 6.4  
Public administration and defence; and compulsory social work % Q3/11 3.7 4.0  
Education % Q3/11 3.4 3.9  
Health and social work % Q3/11 6.1 6.7  
Other community, social and personal service activities, etc % Q3/11 7.1 8.0  
Taxes on products (net of subsidies) % Q3/11 5.9 5.8  
GDP volume a/ (at market prices) by production approach  % (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year) Q3/11 3.9 4.6  
GDP in current market prices by expenditure approach Rs M Q3/11 79,931 77,714  
Household consumption expenditure Rs M Q3/11 60,750 57,505  
Government consumption expenditure Rs M Q3/11 10,881 11,015  
Gross fixed capital formation Rs M Q3/11 19,892 17,142  
Changes in inventories Rs M Q3/11 -179 1,817  
Exports of goods and services Rs M Q3/11 44,301 40,197  
Imports of goods and services Rs M Q3/11 55,713 49,962  
Statistical discrepancy b/ Rs M Q3/11 - -  
           
GDP volume a/ by expenditure approach % (annual growth over corresponding quarter of previous year ) Q3/11 3.9 4.6  
Household consumption expenditure % Q3/11 2.7 1.8  
Government consumption expenditure % Q3/11 2.1 4.0  
Gross fixed capital formation % Q3/11 0.2 -15.2  
Changes in inventories c/ % Q3/11 - -  
Exports of goods and services % Q3/11 9.9 4.7  
Imports of goods and services % Q3/11 10.9 2.6  
Statistical discrepancy c/ % Q3/11 - -  
           
Production Index (Quarterly Index of Industrial Production) d/ Base: year 2007=100 Q3/11 107.0 113.2 More Information
Labour market          
Employment e/ In thousands Q3/11 537.8 531.4 More Information
Unemployment f/ In thousands  Q3/11 45.9 46.2 More Information
Wages/Earnings (Base: September 2006=100) Q3/11 145.7 144.0  
           
Price Indices          
Consumer Price Index (Base:July2006-June2007=100) Feb/12 131.9 131.9 More Information
Producer Price Index-Manufacturing d/  Base :year 2007=100 Q3/11 124.0 122.8 More Information
FISCAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More information
Date of latest data Latest data Data for previous period
General Government Operations (GFS 2001) g/          
Revenue Rs M 2010 71,079 69,947  
Expense Rs M 2010 67,667 61,431  
Gross Operating Balance Rs M 2010 3,413 8,517  
Net Acquisition of nonfinancial assets Rs M 2010 10,469 7,003  
Net lending/borrowing Rs M 2010 -7,056 1,514  
           
Central Government Operations Statement of Budgetary Central Government Operations(GFS2001)          
Revenue Rs M Jan/12 6,160.0 12,327.9  
Taxes Rs M Jan/12 5,397.9 8,260.2  
Social Contributions Rs M Jan/12 81.8 89.1  
Grants Rs M Jan/12 3.9 2,129.4  
Other Revenue Rs M Jan/12 676.4 1,849.2  
Expense Rs M Jan/12 4,825.6 15,289.1  
Of which: interest h/ Rs M Jan/12 854.4 954.6  
Gross Operating Balance Rs M Jan/12 1,334.4 -2,961.2  
Net Acquisition of Nonfinancial Assets Rs M Jan/12 314.5 2,188.2  
Net Lending (+) /Borrowing (-) Rs M Jan/12 1,019.9 -5,149.4  
Net Acquisition of Financial Assets Rs M Jan/12 507.4 -6.6  
Domestic Rs M Jan/12 507.4 -6.6  
Foreign Rs M Jan/12               -                 -    
Net Incurrence of Liabilities Rs M Jan/12 -512.5 5,142.8  
Domestic Rs M Jan/12 -340.7 4,782.2  
Banking Sector Rs M Jan/12 -1,753.8 1,266.2  
Non-Bank Sector Rs M Jan/12 1,413.1 3,516.0  
Foreign Rs M Jan/12 -171.8 360.6  
Memorandum Item: Total Expenditure Rs M Jan/12 5,140.1 17,477.3  
           
Central Government Debt          
Total gross outstanding debt Rs M Q4/11 178,066 167,428  
Domestic debt by maturity Rs M Q4/11 137,219 130,546  
Long-term Rs M Q4/11 58,520 55,775  
Medium-term Rs M Q4/11 42,632 43,080  
Short-term Rs M Q4/11 36,067 31,691  
External debt by maturity Rs M Q4/11 26,895 26,352  
Long-term Rs M Q4/11 26,622 26,287  
Medium-term Rs M Q4/11 0.0 0.0  
Short-term Rs M Q4/11 273.0 65.0  
Debt guaranteed by the central government Rs M Q4/11 13,952 10,530  
      Domestic Rs M Q4/11 4,876 4,844  
      Foreign Rs M Q4/11 9,076 5,686  
FINANCIAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More information
Date of latest data Latest data Data for previous period
Depository corporations survey          
Broad Money Liabilities (M3) Rs M Jan/12 333,193 333,905  
Narrow money Liabilities (or M1) Rs M Jan/12 67,368 68,117  
Quasi-Money Liabilities Rs M Jan/12 261,732 261,744  
Securities other than shares included in Broad Money Rs M Jan/12 4,093 4,044  
Domestic credit Rs M Jan/12 328,515 329,611  
General government (net) Rs M Jan/12 46,304 48,178  
Public nonfinancial corporations Rs M Jan/12 7,493 7,077  
Private nonfinancial sector Rs M Jan/12 265,560 265,589  
Households Rs M Jan/12 104,720 104,218  
Corporations Rs M Jan/12 160,840 161,371  
Other (public and private) financial corporations (net) Rs M Jan/12 9,158 8,767  
Foreign position of other depository corporations (net) Rs M Jan/12 111,373 108,168  
Other items (net) Rs M Jan/12 -106,695 -103,874  
           
Central bank survey          
Monetary base Rs M Jan/12 43,946 48,314  
Domestic credit Rs M Jan/12 -2,882 -814  
General government (net) Rs M Jan/12 -4,225 -2,085  
Public nonfinancial corporations Rs M Jan/12 0 0  
Private sector Rs M Jan/12 1,343 1,271  
Claims on private nonfinancial corporations Rs M Jan/12 0 0  
Claims on other depository corporations Rs M Jan/12 1,211 1,138  
Other claims Rs M Jan/12 132 133  
Net foreign position of the central bank Rs M Jan/12 76,360 76,432  
Other items (net) Rs M Jan/12 -29,532 -27,304  
Interest Rates         Bank Rate
  Repo Rate
  Principal Interest Rates
Government securities   D      
Base interest rate    D      
Inter-bank rates   D      
           
Stock Market: Share Price Index   D     Stock Exchange

EXTERNAL SECTOR 

SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More information
Date of latest data Latest data Data for previous period
Balance of Payments          
Current account Rs M Q4/11 -14,204 -12,650  
   Exports of goods and services Rs M Q4/11 45,480 43,015  
   Imports of goods and services Rs M Q4/11 58,458 55,150  
   Net income Rs M Q4/11 -2,502 -568  
   Net current transfers Rs M Q4/11 1,276 53  
Capital account Rs M Q4/11 -11 -17  
Financial account Rs M Q4/11 8,753 15,412  
Inward direct investment Rs M Q4/11 424,390 281,890  
Outward direct investment Rs M Q4/11 -286,195 -203,054  
Portfolio investment assets Rs M Q4/11 -237,659 -168,662  
Portfolio investment liabilities Rs M Q4/11 110,084 80,751  
Net financial derivatives Rs M Q4/11 - -  
Other investment assets Rs M Q4/11 2,733 -27,164  
Other investments liabilities Rs M Q4/11 -3,040 51,426  
Reserve assets Rs M Q4/11 -1,560 224  
  Net errors and omissions Rs M Q4/11 5,462 -2,746  
           
International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)          
Foreign currency reserves Rs M Feb/12 81,317 81,422  
IMF reserve position Rs M Feb/12 1,411 1,425  
SDRs Rs M Feb/12 4,467 4,503  
Gold Rs M Feb/12 6,458 6,382  
Other reserve assets Rs M Feb/12 68,981 69,112  
Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity Rs M

Jan/12

81,422 81,474 More Information
           
Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)         Monthly Trade Statistics
Trade balance Rs M Dec/11 -8,145 -7,819  
Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.) Rs M Dec/11 6,390 5,800  
Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.) Rs M Dec/11 14,535 13,619  
           
International Investment Position         More Information
Assets Rs M 2010 496,984 376,381  
Direct investment abroad Rs M 2010      
Portfolio investment Rs M 2010 77,771 49,422  
Equity securities Rs M 2010 3,225 3,599  
Debt securities Rs M 2010 74,546 45,823  
   Financial derivatives Rs M 2010 196,000 91,452  
   Other investment Rs M 2010 144,378 165,746  
Reserve assets Rs M 2010 78,835 69,761  
Liabilities Rs M 2010 436,271 313,824  
Direct investment Rs M 2010      
Portfolio investment Rs M 2010 12,919 14,277  
Equity securities Rs M 2010 11,036 12,302  
Debt securities Rs M 2010 1,883 1,975  
Financial derivatives Rs M 2010 195,433 90,833  
Other investment Rs M 2010 227,919 208,714  
           
External Debt           
General Government Rs M Q4/11 26,895.0 26,352.0  
Short-term Rs M Q4/11 273.0 65.0  
Money market instruments Rs M Q4/11 273.0 65.0  
Loans Rs M Q4/11      
Trade credits Rs M Q4/11      
Other debt liabilities i/ Rs M Q4/11      
           
Long-term Rs M Q4/11 26,622.0 26,287.0  
Bonds and notes Rs M Q4/11 10.0 10.0  
Loans Rs M Q4/11 26,612.0 26,277.0  
Trade credits Rs M Q4/11      
Other debt liabilities i/ Rs M Q4/11      
           
Monetary Authorities Rs M Q4/11 3,786.4 3,874.6  
Short-term Rs M Q4/11 148.1 186.7  
Money market instruments Rs M Q4/11      
Loans Rs M Q4/11      
Currency and deposits j/ Rs M Q4/11 146.6 186.7  
Other debt liabilities i/ Rs M Q4/11 1.5 0.0  
           
Long-term Rs M Q4/11 3,638.3 3,687.9  
Bonds and notes Rs M Q4/11      
Loans Rs M Q4/11      
Currency and deposits j/ Rs M Q4/11      
Other debt liabilities i/ Rs M Q4/11 3,638.3 3,687.9  
           
Deposit Taking Institutions Rs M Q4/11 218,527.3 213,139.1  
Short-term Rs M Q4/11 47,066.1 46,852.3  
Money market instruments Rs M Q4/11      
Loans Rs M Q4/11      
Currency and deposits j/ Rs M Q4/11 31,824.4 34,922.0  
Other debt liabilities i/ Rs M Q4/11 15,241.7 11,930.3  
           
Long-term Rs M Q4/11 171,461.2 166,286.8  
Bonds and notes Rs M Q4/11 6,507.4 5,689.0  
Loans Rs M Q4/11 122,206.1 115,984.9  
Currency and deposits j/ Rs M Q4/11 42,747.7 44,612.9  
Other debt liabilities i/ Rs M Q4/11      
           
Other Sectors (Private) Rs M Q4/11 13,578.0 11,035.0  
Short-term Rs M Q4/11      
Money market instruments Rs M Q4/11      
Loans Rs M Q4/11      
Currency and deposits j/ Rs M Q4/11      
Trade credits Rs M Q4/11      
Other debt liabilities i/ Rs M Q4/11      
           
Long-term Rs M Q4/11 13,578.0 11,035.0  
Bonds and notes Rs M Q4/11      
Loans - Private sector Rs M Q4/11 13,578.0 11,035.0  
Currency and deposits j/ Rs M Q4/11      
Trade credits Rs M Q4/11      
Other debt liabilities i/ Rs M Q4/11      
           
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending Rs M Q4/11      
Debt liabilities to affiliated enterprises Rs M Q4/11      
Debt liabilities to direct investors Rs M Q4/11      
           
Gross External Debt Rs M Q4/11 262,786.7 254,400.7  
           
Exchange Rates         Exchange Rates
           
Population Individuals 2011 1,288,684 1,283,415 More Information
Footnotes:          
a/ Growth rate refers to the corresponding period of the previous year
b/ Statistical discrepancy included in “Changes in inventories”
c/ Not calculated
d/ Maurtitius has taken flexibility options on periodicity and timeliness on these data categories. Data are disseminated quarterly. 
e/ Employment consists of Mauritians aged 16 years and above who have worked for pay, profit or family gain for at least one hour during the reference week of a month
f/ Unemployment rate refers to the ratio of the number of unemployed population to that of labour force who is made up of employed and unemployed population. The employed and unemployed population comprise all Mauritians aged 16+.
g/ Mauritius has moved to a calendar year basis as from 2010. Data for previous period are for 2008-09
h/ Interest is on accrual basis          
i/ Other debt liabilities are other liabilities in the IIP statement.      
j/ It is recommended that all currency and deposits be included in the short-term category unless detailed information is available to make the short-term/long-term attribution.

   

 

 
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