Digest of Statistics
Economic and Social Indicators
Central Statistics office (CSO), which was set up in 1945, is the
central depository for all statistics produced in Mauritius. It
is responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination
of official statistics relating to all aspects of the economic and
social activities with a few exceptions like fisheries and health
statistics which fall under the responsibility of the respective
Ministry, and banking and balance of payment statistics for which
the Bank of Mauritius is responsible.
CSO falls under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and has decentralised its activities
through the creation of Statistical Units in many government ministries.
These units are staffed by officers on the establishment of the
CSO but directly servicing their respective ministries in all statistical
CSO may, under certain conditions, make an agreement with any Ministry
or Government Department, local authority or statutory body to collect
Central Statistics Office disseminates its data through the following
publications are distributed free of charge to Ministries and government
departments. For the public, they are on sale at the office. Mauritius
in figures is distributed free.
Digest of Statistics:
These are mostly annual publications meant to bring together in
a single volume all data pertaining to a given subject matter.
Economic and Social Indicators:
These indicators, which are mostly quarterly publications, are
designed to rapidly disseminate the main statistical data pending
the publication of the detailed digest or reports.
- Adhoc reports: Adhoc
reports follow mainly the completion or part completion of censuses
and surveys, or availability of other sources of data.
in Figures: This is an annual publication which presents
the main statistics in a pocket size format.
of these publications are available on the website of the office
at the following address: http://statsmauritius.gov.mu
Detailed activities of the CSO are described in the publication
Guide to the Central Statistics Office” which also appears
on its website.
Apart from these publications, the Office attends to several requests
for information coming from international organisations, national
organisations (both public and private), students and the public