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Mauritius: The trade deficit decline in the first quarter 2014




 
 
The trade deficit of Mauritius that evaluates from the difference between imports and exports of the country is down 19.5%, as reported by the Statistics Mauritius organisation which has decrypted the Mauritian trade balance from January to March this year.
 
The trade deficit thus stood for the first quarter of 2014 to nearly 14 billion rupees * compared with 17.4 billion rupees recorded on the same calendar period in 2013.
 
Exports of goods in foreign markets are increasing, of 6.8% and have drained about 21 billion rupees compared to exports for the first quarter of 2013.
 
Manufactured products grouped mainly around textile products favored this embellished.
 
On the importation side a 5.3% decrease noted the quarterly period from beginning of the year.
 
Mauritius thus imported goods for 36 billion, as reported by the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.
 
 * One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees



Fabrice François


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