Mauritius - Foreign trade



Export revenues from the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in 2000 amounted to 75% of total exports; and over $1.2 billion in receipts. Over half of Mauritius' exports are comprised of clothes and textiles (69%), while the majority of the remainder belongs to the sugar trade (14%). The breakdown for types of garments (as a percentage of total garment exports) is as follows:

Mauritius

Knitted undergarments 35%
Knit non-elastic outerwear 19%
Non-knit undergarments 17%
Non-knit men's outerwear 17%
Non-knit women's outerwear 13%

In 2000 Mauritius's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Mauritius

Consumer goods 11.6%
Food 13.2%
Fuels 11.7%
Industrial supplies 42.0%
Machinery 14.9%
Transportation 6.6%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Mauritius

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
United Kingdom 431 90 341
France 327 201 126
United States 305 61 244
Madagascar 76 34 42
Germany 56 79 -23
Italy 58 69 -11
South Africa 9 310 -301
China (inc. Hong Kong) 8 229 -221
Japan 7 85 -78
Australia 4 72 -68
India 3 183 -180
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May 29, 2010 @ 4:04 am
Very precised information. Pleased to know more information importing of food and garments in to Mauritius.

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