Mauritius

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Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has undergone a remarkable economic transformation from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a diversified, upper middle-income economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors. Mauritius has achieved steady growth over the last several decades, resulting in more equitable income distribution, increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much-improved infrastructure. The economy rests on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel, and financial services, and is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology, and hospitality and property development. Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and accounts for 15% of export earnings. The government's development strategy centers on creating vertical and horizontal clusters of development in these sectors. Mauritius has attracted more than 32,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India, South Africa, and China. Investment in the banking sector alone has reached over $1 billion. Mauritius’ textile sector has taken advantage of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, with Mauritian exports to the US growing by 400% from 2001-2012. Mauritius' sound economic policies and prudent banking practices helped to mitigate negative effects of the global financial crisis in 2008-09. GDP grew in the 3-4% per year range in 2010-14, and the country continues to expand its trade and investment outreach around the globe.

$23.36 billion (2014 est.)
$22.62 billion (2013 est.)
$21.92 billion (2012 est.)
note: data are in 2014 US dollars
country comparison to the world: 138
$13.24 billion (2014 est.)
3.2% (2014 est.)
3.2% (2013 est.)
3.2% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 97
$18,600 (2014 est.)
$18,000 (2013 est.)
$17,400 (2012 est.)
note: data are in 2013 US dollars
country comparison to the world: 91
household consumption: 73.4%
government consumption:14.4%
investment in fixed capital: 21.2%
investment in inventories: 2.8%
exports of goods and services: 55.4%
imports of goods and services: -67.2%
(2014 est.)
agriculture: 4.5%
industry: 22.4%
services: 73.2% (2014 est.)
22% of GDP (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 146
-3.7% of GDP (2014 est.)

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$3.135 billion (2014 est.)
$2.872 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 130
$5.441 billion (2014 est.)
$5.141 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 126
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