Mauritius' GDP growth picked up from 2020, reaching 4 percent in 2021, below the initial growth forecast of 7.5 percent. Inflation remained high at 4 percent due to rising import prices and accommodative monetary policy. The current account deficit continued to widen to 13.6 percent of GDP in 2021 from 9.2 percent in 2020. International reserves increased to US$7.3 billion, representing 18.2 months of imports in 2021 from 17 months in 2020. (Download detailed Analysis Source : Report African Economic Outlook 2022 ; AfDB)
At the end of 2022, the Mauritius Stock Exchange will have 73 listed companies, representing a market capitalization of $8.5 billion. Foreign direct investment flows to Mauritius have been on a downward trend over the 2017-2020 period. In 2021, these flows stood at $253.2 million, an increase of 13%.