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Mauritius

Preview 2018
Projected Real GDP Growth (% Change) : 3.8
GDP (current, USD Bn) : 14.20
Projected Consumer Prices (% Change) : 5.1
Country Population : 1.30 million
Market Capitalization : 8 billion$
Number of Listed Companies : 76
Sociétés Cotées à Stock Exchange of Mauritius
Economic performance and outlook

Real GDP growth was moderate yet steady, averaging 3.8% during 2015–19. Growth was mainly driven by financial services, retail and wholesale trade, and information and communications technology. GDP per capita trended upward, reaching an estimated $10,200 in 2019— the

 third highest in Africa after Equatorial Guinea and Seychelles. The economy is largely service-based (76% of GDP in 2019), followed by industry (21%) and agriculture (3%). Aggregate demand has been underpinned by strong growth in household consumption, while investment stood at 19% of GDP in 2019.

(Download detailed Analysis Source : Report African Economic Outlook 2020 ; AfDB)

Financial markets

Credit distributed to businesses by Mauritius banks represents $6.2billion and, more broadly, credit to private sector totaling $13 billion.

In April 2017, the banking sector of Mauritius represented a total asset of $ 10.3 billion.

The Stock Exchange of Mauritius accounts 76 listed companies, representing, in the end of 2017, a market capitalization of $8 billion.