Mauritius - Balance of payments



Mauritius imports more than it exports, but the difference is taken care of by revenues from tourism and other services. Mauritius had sufficient international reserves in 2001 to cover 29 weeks of imports.

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports that in 2001 the purchasing power parity of Mauritius's exports was $1.6 billion while imports totaled $2 billion resulting in a trade deficit of $400 million.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports that in 2000 Mauritius had exports of goods totaling $1.56 billion and imports totaling $1.95 billion. The services credit totaled $1.07 billion and debit $746 million. The following table summarizes Mauritius's balance of payments as reported by the IMF for 2000 in millions of US dollars.

Mauritius

Current Account -33
Balance on goods -394
Balance on services 325
Balance on income -28
Current transfers 64
Capital Account -1
Financial Account -182
Direct investment abroad -13
Direct investment in Austria 266
Portfolio investment assets 23
Portfolio investment liabilities -143
Other investment assets -289
Other investment liabilities 338
Net Errors and Omissions 83
Reserves and Related Items -231
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