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US$ 148.34bn
FDI inflow from April 2000 - March 2021

US$ 465mn

bilateral trade value for 2020-21

10,500
Indian nationals currently living in Mauritius

Trade

In FY 2018-19, India exported goods worth US$1.2 billion to Mauritius and imported goods worth US$71.6 million

Key sectors

Food processing, textiles, chemicals, metallurgy, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery, and tourism are key sectors

Location

Mauritius offers access to the +425 million-consumer markets in Eastern and Southern Africa that are seeing rapid growth

Tourism

Pristine beaches and natural flora make it an ideal tourist destination with the sector contributing heavily to the economy

Resources

Mauritius, located in a leading fishing region in Indian Ocean, has rich reserves to support fishing and processing activities

Regulation

Mauritius has eased resolving insolvency by improving the continuation of businesses during insolvency proceedings

India's Exports and Imports to Mauritius

Value in US$ millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 1,909.55 855.73 881.38 1,077.15 1,160.78
2 %Growth -55.19 3 22.21 7.76
3 India’s Total Export 310,338.48 262,291.09 275,852.43 303,526.16 330,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 0.62 0.33 0.32 0.35 0.35
6 IMPORT 21.19 20.36 18.37 20.69 71.59
7 %Growth -3.89 -9.78 12.63 245.96
8 India’s Total Import 448,033.41 381,007.76 384,357.03 465,580.99 514,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 0 0.01 0 0 0.01
11 TOTAL TRADE 1,930.74 876.09 899.75 1,097.84 1,232.37
12 %Growth -54.62 2.7 22.02 12.25
13 India’s Total Trade 758,371.89 643,298.84 660,209.46 769,107.15 844,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 0.25 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.15
16 TRADE BALANCE 1,888.36 835.36 863.01 1,056.45 1,089.19
17 India’s Trade Balance -137,694.93 -118,716.67 -108,504.60 -162,054.83 -184,000.33

 

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Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Meat of bovine animals, frozen, boneless (020230)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Maize (corn), other than seed (100590)
    Other wheat and meslin (100199)
    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa (excl. of 1806.20-1806.32) (180690)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, fat content by wt. not >1.5% (040210)
    Processed cheese, not grated/powdered (040630)

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    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)
    Preparations for infant use, put up for RS (190110)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)

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    OTHER CANE SUGAR: (170114)

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    Fish; fresh or chilled, toothfish (Dissostichus spp.), excluding fillet, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030283)
    Fish; frozen, bigeye tunas (Thunnus obesus), exclusing fillet, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030344)
    Fish; frozen, n.e.c. in heading 0303, excluding fillet, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030389)
    Fish; frozen, skipjack or srtipe-bellied bonito, excluding fillet, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030343)
    Fish; frozen, yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares), excluding fillets, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030342)

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priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Mauritius
  • Iron and steel
  • Pearls, precious/semi-precious stones
  • Optical, photographic and precision instruments
  • Surgical equipment
  • Scrap paper
  • Cotton yarn
  • Paints and varnishes
India's top export to Mauritius
  • Petroleum products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cereals
  • Cotton
  • Electrical machinery
  • Apparel and accessories

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