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Mauritius: The trade balance of the island in deficit of more than 23%




According to the latest official figures of the organism Statistics Mauritius, the trade balance in Mauritius has experienced a deficit of 6.1 billion rupees *representing a drop of 23.5% on September 30 last compared to the same calendar period of 2013.
 
The export sector has drained in its wake an increase of 31.4%, with 9.1 billion reaped.
 
The export of food products and animals rose from 2 billion rupees to 2.7 billion rupees, an increase of 31% in twelve months.
 
Imports compared to 2012, have increased to 15.2 billion at September 30, 2014 against 14.9 billion for the same period in 2013.
 
The import of petroleum products, which totaled around 2.8 billion rupees, dropped by 16.6% compared to last year.
 
Imports from India, the leading supplier in the country, represents about 2.4 billion, or 16.1% of the total imports.
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 40 rupees



Umee Ruhomally


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