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About Mauritius

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean and is quite popularly known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. It is considered as the most competitive and one of the most developed economies in the African region

The country’s economy is focused on the following main sectors: Financial Services; Manufacturing; Information & Communication Technology; Seafood Processing & Aquaculture; Tourism & Hospitality; Real Estate & Property Development; Smart Cities; Healthcare; Renewable Energy; Film Production; Logistics & Distribution; Start-Ups; and Education & Training. The country is also growing fast in the tourism sector.

Having one of the largest exclusive economic zones in the world, Mauritius is also actively developing the Ocean Economy. Government of Mauritius is putting major emphasis on attracting companies for manufacturing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines as well as medical devices.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionSouthern Africa
Capital CityPort Louis
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, French
CurrencyMauritian rupee, MUR
Phone Code +230
Important CitiesBeau Bassin-Rose Hill, Vacoas, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes, Triolet, Goodlands, Centre de Flacq, Bel Air Rivière Sèche, Mahébourg
National DayIndependence Day & Republic Day (12th Mar)
GDP (nominal)USD 14.819 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking13
Primary IndustriesFood processing (largely sugar milling), textiles, clothing; chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery; tourism
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMadagascar, French Reunion
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsAnimal Meat and Food Preperations, Fashion and Apparel, Silk & Textiles, Live Animals and Animal Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Gems & Jewellery, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cosmetics and Accessories, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Books and Papers, Cereals & Pulses
Major ImportsAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Gems & Jewellery, Cereals & Pulses, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Household Items & Products, Cosmetics and Accessories
Total Exports ValueUSD 1.380 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 6.618 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 5.238 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiafree trade agreement between India and Mauritius, bilateral trade
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Wood and Pulp, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Electrical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Gems & Jewellery, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Fruits and Nuts
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Live Animals and Animal Products, Electrical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Machinery & Appliances, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Plastics and Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Ceramic Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Aviation Vehicles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Gems & Jewellery
India's Imports ValueUSD 91.5 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 462.69 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 371.19 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for MauritiusHigh Commission of India
H.E. K.Nandini Singla
Honourable High Commissioner
6th Floor, LIC Building, John Kennedy Street, Port Louis
(230) 208 3775/76

Embassy Details of Mauritius in IndiaMauritius High Commission
H.E. Mr. Haymandoyal Dillum
High Commissioner
High Commission for Mauritius EP-41Jesus and Mary MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2410 2161, 62,63 (O)

Consulate General of Mauritius in Mumbai
Ms. Bineshwaree Napaul
Consul General
1105, 11th Floor, Regent Chambers, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg
022-22841410 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Mauritius in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Raghu Mody
Honorary Consul
Rasoi Court 20 Sir R.N. Mukherjee Road Kolkata 700 001

+91-33-22480114 (O)