Trade deficit for 2018 forecasted at MRs 109bn

Statistics Mauritius has estimated that Mauritian total exports for 2018 will reach around MRs 84bn and imports around MRs 193bn, thus resulting in a trade deficit worth MRs 109bn or about USD 3.11bn.

In its latest trade bulletin, it indicated that total external merchandise trade for the first quarter of 2018 was valued at MRs 57.3bn or 20.8% lower than the previous quarter and 5.9% lower compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017.

 

During the first quarter of 2018, total exports (including ship’s stores & bunkers) were valued at MRs 18.1bn against imports of MRs 39,17bn. The resulting trade deficit worked out to MRs 21.06bn, 34% lower than the deficit of MRs 31.9bn of the previous quarter and 2.1% lower than the deficit of MRs 21,5bn for the corresponding quarter of 2017.

 

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