Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Mauritius | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Mauritius World Exports Value (US$) 2 228 669 209.00 2 401 466 187.00 1 765 792 104.00 1 849 522 324.00 2 255 420 859.00 2 257 737 340.00 2 341 299 219.00 2 662 998 582.00 2 481 092 714.00 2 193 836 161.00 2 102 621 814.00 1 987 672 862.00
Imports Value (US$) 3 900 897 165.00 4 669 746 930.00 3 725 099 040.00 4 402 331 731.00 5 158 618 169.00 5 772 006 384.00 5 395 450 448.00 5 607 223 157.00 4 458 341 503.00 4 654 906 199.00 5 269 484 338.00 5 669 326 922.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Mauritius totalled $ 1.98 billion in 2018. Overall commodity exports from Mauritius decreased by 5.46% compared to 2017. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 114 million (the value of merchandise exports from Mauritius amounted to $2.1 billion in 2017)

Mauritius's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Mauritius in 2018:

  • France with a share of 13.9% (278 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 11.9% (237 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 11.2% (224 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 10.9% (218 million US$)
  • Madagascar with a share of 6.13% (121 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 5.18% (103 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.58% (91 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 4.19% (83 million US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 3.82% (76 million US$)
  • Kenya with a share of 2.88% (57 million US$)

Exports structure from Mauritius in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 16% (319 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 14.8% (295 million US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 14.4% (287 million US$): 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • 7.63% (151 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 7.35% (146 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 5.73% (113 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.69% (53 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.33% (46 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.26% (45 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 2.13% (42 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Mauritius export in 2018?

Mauritius's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 14.4% ($287 million): 1604 - Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs.
  • 7.39% ($146 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 7.33% ($145 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 6.94% ($138 million): 6205 - Men's or boys' shirts.
  • 6.02% ($119 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 5.81% ($115 million): 6203 - Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 3.99% ($79 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.76% ($55 million): 6204 - Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 2.27% ($45 million): 6110 - Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waist-coats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
  • 1.9% ($37 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.

The value of total merchandise imports to Mauritius totalled $ 5.66 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Mauritius increased by 7.58% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 399 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Mauritius was equal to $5.26 billion in 2017)

Mauritius's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Mauritius in 2018:

  • India with a share of 18.2% (1.03 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 16.5% (935 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 9.22% (523 million US$)
  • France with a share of 8.2% (464 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 3.41% (193 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.1% (176 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.82% (160 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.43% (137 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 2.26% (128 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.21% (125 million US$)

Imports structure to Mauritius in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 20% (1.13 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.43% (478 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 7.2% (408 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.84% (387 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.09% (288 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 3.08% (175 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 2.91% (165 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.6% (147 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.4% (136 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 1.97% (111 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

What did Mauritius import in 2018?

Mauritius's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 16.6% ($943 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.53% ($257 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 4.4% ($250 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.22% ($125 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.08% ($118 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.82% ($103 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.6% ($91 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 1.33% ($75 million): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 1.33% ($75 million): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.13% ($64 million): 2402 - Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.

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Mauritius | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018