Factsheet : Mauritius

Official Title:
Republic of Mauritius


General Information

Capital: Port Louis
Population (million): 1.27
Total Area: 2,040km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 25.87236 Rupee (MUR) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 12 March, National Day
Language(s): English, Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bhojpuri


Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: President elected by the National Assembly for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). The Prime Minister is appointed by the President. Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (70 members).

Head of State:
President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and International Trade: Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo
Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection: Ashit Gungah
Finance and Economic Development: Pravind Kumar Jugnauth

Main Political Parties:
Labour Party, Mauritian Social Democratic Party, Militant Socialist Movement, Mauritian Militant Movement, Mauritius Social Democratic Movement

Elections:
Last: 2014 (legislative); 2015 (presidential). Next: 2019 (legislative); 2020 (presidential).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Mauritius Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 15.84 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 12,489.67 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.6 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0.98 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 7.46 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $8,300,877
Canadian imports from country: $19,245,221
FDI in Canada: $102 million
CDI in Mauritius: $294 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Sooroojdev Phokeer (Washington D.C.)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Sandra McCardell (Pretoria)


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Mauritius
Year Exports Imports
2012 $4,758,244 $13,055,785
2013 $5,621,745 $14,282,034
2014 $6,528,832 $15,932,240
2015 $9,468,808 $24,291,444
2016 $8,300,877 $19,245,221
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Mauritius
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,942,485 $2,442,358
02 Veg. Prod. $1,762,847 $108,459
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $21,861 $7
04 Food Prod. $45,267 $868,752
05 Mineral Prod. $ $1
06 Chemical Prod. $104,329 $411,123
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $13,580 $4,080
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $175,539
09 Wood Prod. $109,785 $20,211
10 Paper Prod. $75,828 $3,445
11 Textiles Prod. $4,671 $13,886,217
12 Dress Access. $ $818
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $93
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $146,450
15 Base Metal Prod. $21,090 $10,504
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $2,769,337 $191,247
17 Vehicles and Equip. $26,652 $1,636
18 Specialized Inst. $780,004 $436,503
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $4,945 $537,766
21 Antiques $ $