Mauritius

$name - General

Background:
 
Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars. Mauritius remained a strategically important British naval base, and later an air station, playing an important role during World War II for anti-submarine and convoy operations, as well as the collection of signals intelligence. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes.


Government

Country name:
 
conventional long form: Republic of Mauritius
conventional short form: Mauritius
local long form: Republic of Mauritius
local short form: Mauritius
 

Government type:

parliamentary democracy
 

Capital:

name: Port Louis
geographic coordinates: 20 09 S, 57 29 E
time difference: UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
 

Administrative divisions:

9 districts and 3 dependencies*; Agalega Islands*, Black River, Cargados Carajos Shoals*, Flacq, Grand Port, Moka, Pamplemousses, Plaines Wilhems, Port Louis, Riviere du Rempart, Rodrigues*, Savanne
 

Independence:

12 March 1968 (from the UK)
 

National holiday:

Independence Day, 12 March (1968)
 

Constitution:

several previous; latest adopted 12 March 1968; amended many times, last in 2012 (2012)
 

Legal system:

civil legal system based on French civil law with some elements of English common law
 

International law organization participation:

accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
 

Suffrage:

18 years of age; universal
 

Executive branch:

chief of state: President Rajkeswur Kailash PURRYAG (since 21 July 2012); note - former President Sir Anerood JUGNAUTH resigned on 31 March 2012
head of government: Prime Minister Navinchandra RAMGOOLAM (since 5 July 2005)
cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister
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elections: president and vice president elected by the National Assembly for five-year terms (eligible for a second term); elections last held on 21 July 2012 (next to be held in 2017); prime minister and deputy prime minister appointed by the president, responsible to the National Assembly; note - former President Sir Anerood JUGNAUTH resigned on 31 March 2012
election results: Rajkeswur Kailash PURRYAG elected president by unanimous vote
 

Legislative branch:

unicameral National Assembly (70 seats; 62 members elected by popular vote, 8 appointed by the election commission to give representation to various ethnic minorities; members to serve five-year terms)
elections: last held on 5 May 2010 (next to be held in 2015)
election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - AF 41, MMM 18, MR 2, FSM 1; appointed seats - to be assigned 8; note - as of 4 March 2014 seats by party were AF 38, MMM 19, MSM 9, FSM 1, MMSD 1, OPR 1, other 1
 

Judicial branch:

highest court(s): Supreme Court of Mauritius (consists of the chief justice, a senior puisne judge, and 17 puisne judges)
judge selection and term of office: chief justice appointed by the president after consultation with the prime minister; senior puisne judge appointed by the president with the advice of the chief justice; other puisne judges appointed by the president with the advice of the Judicial and Legal Commission, a 4-member body of judicial officials including the chief justice; all judges serve until retirement at age 62
subordinate courts: Court of Civil Appeal; Court of Criminal Appeal; Public Bodies Appeal Tribunal (formed by a 2008 constitutional amendment)
 

Political parties and leaders:

Alliance of the Future (l'Alliance de l'Avenir) or AF [Navinchandra RAMGOOLAM] (governing coalition - includes PTR-PMSD-MSM)
Alliance of the Heart (l'Alliance du Coeur) or AC [Paul BERENGER] (coalition includes - MMM, UN, MMSD)
Labor Party (Parti Travailliste) or PTR [Navinchandra RAMGOOLAM]
Mauritian Militant Movement (Mouvement Militant Mauricien) or MMM [Paul BERENGER]
Militant Socialist Movement (Mouvement Socialist Mauricien) or MSM [Pravind JUGNAUTH]
Maurition Social Democratic Party (Parti Mauricien Social Democrate) or PMSD [Xavier Luc DUVAL]
Mauritian Solidarity Front (Front Solidarite Mauricienne) or FSM [Cehl FAKEERMEEAH]
Mauritian Social Democratic Movement (Mouvement Mauricien Social Democrate) or MMSD [Eric GUIMBEAU]
Mauritian Militant Socialist Movement (Mouvement Militant Socialiste Mauricienne) or MMSM [Madan DULLOO]
National Union (Union Nationale) or UN [Ashok JUGNAUTH]
Rodrigues Movement (Mouvement Rodriguais) or MR [Joseph (Nicholas) Von MALLY]
Rodrigues Peoples Organization (Organisation du Peuple Rodriguais) or OPR [Serge CLAIR]
 

Political pressure groups and leaders:

LALIT Political Party
Blok 104. Rezistans ek Alternativ (Resistence and Alternative), Say No to Coal!
other: various labor unions
 

International organization participation:

ACP, AfDB, AOSIS, AU, C, CD, COMESA, CPLP (associate), FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (NGOs), ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, InOC, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OIF, OPCW, PCA, SAARC (observer), SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
 

Diplomatic representation in the US:

chief of mission: Ambassador Somduth SOBORUN (since 28 January 2011)
chancery: 1709 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036; administrative offices - 3201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 441, Washington, DC 20036
telephone: [1] (202) 244-1491 through 1492
FAX: [1] (202) 966-0983
 

Diplomatic representation from the US:

chief of mission: Ambassador Sharon VILLAROSA (since 10 September 2012; note - also accredited to Seychelles
embassy: 4th Floor, Rogers House, John Kennedy Street, Port Louis
mailing address: international mail: P. O. Box 544, Port Louis; US mail: American Embassy, Port Louis, US Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-2450
telephone: [230] 202-4400
FAX: [230] 208-9534
 

Flag description:

four equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, yellow, and green; red represents self-determination and independence, blue the Indian Ocean surrounding the island, yellow has been interpreted as the new light of independence, golden sunshine, or the bright future, and green can symbolize either agriculture or the lush vegetation of the island
 

National anthem:

name: 'Motherland'


lyrics/music: Jean Georges PROSPER/Philippe GENTIL
note: adopted 1968

Geography

Location:
 
Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, about 800 km (500 mi) east of Madagascar
 

Geographic coordinates:

20 17 S, 57 33 E
 

Map references:

Africa
 

Area:

total: 2,040 sq km
country comparison to the world: 181
land: 2,030 sq km
water: 10 sq km
note: includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues
 

Area - comparative:

almost 11 times the size of Washington, DC
 

Land boundaries:

0 km
 

Coastline:

177 km
 

Maritime claims:

measured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
 

Climate:

tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
 

Terrain:

small coastal plain rising to discontinuous mountains encircling central plateau
 

Elevation extremes:

lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mont Piton 828 m
 

Natural resources:

arable land, fish
 

Land use:

arable land: 38.24%
permanent crops: 1.96%
other: 59.8% (2011)
 

Irrigated land:

212.2 sq km (2003)
 

Total renewable water resources:

2.75 cu km (2011)
 

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):

total: 0.73 cu km/yr (30%/3%/68%)
per capita: 568.2 cu m/yr (2003)
 

Natural hazards:

cyclones (November to April); almost completely surrounded by reefs that may pose maritime hazards
 

Environment - current issues:

water pollution, degradation of coral reefs
 

Environment - international agreements:

party to: Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
 

Geography - note:

the main island, from which the country derives its name, is of volcanic origin and is almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs; former home of the dodo, a large flightless bird related to pigeons, driven to extinction by the end of the 17th century through a combination of hunting and the introduction of predatory species

Demographics and Population Development

Nationality:
 
noun: Mauritian(s)
adjective: Mauritian
 

groups:

Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
 

Languages:

Creole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, two languages 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes English, the official language, which is spoken by less than 1% of the population), unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)
 

Religions:

Hindu 48.5%, Roman Catholic 26.3%, Muslim 17.3%, other Christian 6.4%, other 0.6%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)
 

Population:

1,331,155 (July 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 156
 

Age structure:

0-14 years: 21% (male 143,064/female 137,021)
15-24 years: 15.5% (male 104,257/female 102,233)
25-54 years: 44.1% (male 293,607/female 294,029)
55-64 years: 10.9% (male 68,749/female 76,407)
65 years and over: 8% (male 45,145/female 66,643) (2014 est.)
population pyramid:  
 

Dependency ratios:

total dependency ratio: 39.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 27.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.8 %
potential support ratio: 7.8 (2014 est.)
 

Median age:

total: 33.9 years
male: 33.1 years
female: 34.8 years (2014 est.)
 

Population growth rate:

0.66% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 148
 

Birth rate:

13.46 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 149
 

Death rate:

6.85 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 138
 

Net migration rate:

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 88
 

Urbanization:

urban population: 41.8% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.57% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
 

Major urban areas - population:

PORT LOUIS (capital) 151,000 (2011)
 

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
 

Maternal mortality rate:

60 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 99
 

Infant mortality rate:

total: 10.59 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 136
male: 12.59 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
 

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 75.17 years
country comparison to the world: 98
male: 71.71 years
female: 78.81 years (2014 est.)
 

Total fertility rate:

1.77 children born/woman (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 160
 

Contraceptive prevalence rate:

75.8% (2002)
 

Health expenditures:

5.9% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 115
 

Physicians density:

1.06 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
 

Hospital bed density:

3.4 beds/1,000 population (2011)
 

Drinking water source:

improved: 
urban: 99.9% of population
rural: 99.7% of population
total: 99.8% of population
unimproved: 
urban: 0.1% of population
rural: 0.3% of population
total: 0.2% of population (2012 est.)
 

Sanitation facility access:

improved: 
urban: 91.7% of population
rural: 90.1% of population
total: 90.8% of population
unimproved: 
urban: 8.3% of population
rural: 9.9% of population
total: 9.2% of population (2012 est.)
 

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

1.2% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 40
 

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

10,500 (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 101
 

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

700 (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 84
 

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:

18.5% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 105
 

Education expenditures:

3.5% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 123
 

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.8%
male: 91.1%
female: 86.7% (2011 est.)
 

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

total: 16 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2012)
 

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:

total: 23.7%
country comparison to the world: 44
male: 20.4%
female: 28.4% (2012)

Economy

Economy - overview:
 
Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors. Mauritius has achieved steady and strong growth over the last several decades, resulting in more equitable income distribution, increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much-improved infrastructure. The economy rests on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel, and financial services, and is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology, and hospitality and property development. Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and accounts for 15% of export earnings. The government's development strategy centers on creating vertical and horizontal clusters of development in these sectors. Mauritius has attracted more than 32,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India, South Africa, and China. Investment in the banking sector alone has reached over $1 billion. Mauritius, with its strong textile sector, has been well poised to take advantage of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Mauritius' sound economic policies and prudent banking practices helped to mitigate negative effects of the global financial crisis in 2008-09. GDP grew in the 3-4% per year range in 2010-13, and the country continues to expand its trade and investment outreach around the globe.
 

GDP (purchasing power parity):

$20.95 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 131
$20.26 billion (2012 est.)
$19.61 billion (2011 est.)
note: data are in 2013 US dollars
 

GDP (official exchange rate):

$11.9 billion (2013 est.)
 

GDP - real growth rate:

3.4% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 101
3.3% (2012 est.)
3.8% (2011 est.)
 

GDP - per capita (PPP):

$16,100 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 86
$15,600 (2012 est.)
$15,200 (2011 est.)
note: data are in 2013 US dollars
 

Gross national saving:

32% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 21
32% of GDP (2012 est.)
31% of GDP (2011 est.)
 

GDP - composition, by end use:

household consumption: 74.1%
government consumption: 13.2%
investment in fixed capital: 22%
investment in inventories: 1.5%
exports of goods and services: 54.6%
imports of goods and services: -65.4%
(2013 est.)
 

GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

agriculture: 4.5%
industry: 22%
services: 73.4% (2013 est.)
 

Agriculture - products:

sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses; cattle, goats; fish
 

Industries:

food processing (largely sugar milling), textiles, clothing, mining, chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery, tourism
 

Industrial production growth rate:

0.2% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 164
 

Labor force:

637,600 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 153
 

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture and fishing: 9%
construction and industry: 30%
transportation and communication: 7%
trade, restaurants, hotels: 22%
finance: 6%
other services: 25% (2007)
 

Unemployment rate:

8.3% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 93
8.1% (2012 est.)
 

Population below poverty line:

8% (2006 est.)
 

Household income or consumption by percentage share:

lowest 10%: NA%
highest 10%: NA%
 

Distribution of family income - Gini index:

39 (2006 est.)
country comparison to the world: 69
37 (1987 est.)
 

Budget:

revenues: $2.507 billion
expenditures: $2.736 billion (2013 est.)
 

Taxes and other revenues:

21.1% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 154
 

Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):

-1.9% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 85
 

Public debt:

58% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 52
57.7% of GDP (2012 est.)
 

Fiscal year:

1 July - 30 June
 

Inflation rate (consumer prices):

3.5% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 125
3.9% (2012 est.)
 

Central bank discount rate:

9% (31 December 2010 est.)
 

Commercial bank prime lending rate:

NA% (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 106
8.67% (31 December 2012 est.)
 

Stock of narrow money:

$2.475 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 120
$2.378 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
 

Stock of broad money:

$11.73 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 100
$11.38 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
 

Stock of domestic credit:

$13.03 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 91
$12.87 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
 

Market value of publicly traded shares:

$NA (31 December 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 72
$7.667 billion (31 December 2011)
$7.442 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
 

Current account balance:

-$1.099 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 120
-$1.175 billion (2012 est.)
 

Exports:

$2.788 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 130
$2.673 billion (2012 est.)
 

Exports - commodities:

clothing and textiles, sugar, cut flowers, molasses, fish, primates (for research)
 

Exports - partners:

UK 19.3%, France 16.4%, US 9.9%, South Africa 9.8%, Spain 7.5%, Italy 6.9%, Madagascar 6.8% (2012)
 

Imports:

$4.953 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 128
$5.104 billion (2012 est.)
 

Imports - commodities:

manufactured goods, capital equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals
 

Imports - partners:

India 23.1%, China 16%, France 8.5%, South Africa 6.5% (2012)
 

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:

$3.286 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 106
$3.046 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
 

Debt - external:

$2.894 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 138
$2.606 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
 

Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:

NA
 

Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:

NA
 

Exchange rates:

Mauritian rupees (MUR) per US dollar -
30.89 (2013 est.)
30.051 (2012 est.)
30.784 (2010 est.)
31.96 (2009)
27.973 (2008)

Communications

Telephones - main lines in use:
 
349,100 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 109
 

Telephones - mobile cellular:

1.485 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 152
 

Telephone system:

general assessment: small system with good service
domestic: monopoly over fixed-line services terminated in 2005; fixed-line teledensity roughly 30 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services launched in 1989 with current teledensity roughly 100 per 100 persons
international: country code - 230; landing point for the SAFE submarine cable that provides links to Asia and South Africa where it connects to the SAT-3/WASC submarine cable that provides further links to parts of East Africa, and Europe; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean); new microwave link to Reunion; HF radiotelephone links to several countries (2011)
 

Broadcast media:

the government maintains control over TV broadcasting through the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), which operates 3 analog and 10 digital TV stations; MBC is a shareholder in a local company that operates 2 pay-TV stations; the state retains the largest radio broadcast network with multiple stations; several private radio broadcasters have entered the market since 2001; transmissions of at least 2 international broadcasters are available (2007)
 

Internet country code:

.mu
 

Internet hosts:

51,139 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 95
 

Internet users:

290,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 131

Transportation

Airports:
 
5 (2013)
country comparison to the world: 180
 

Airports - with paved runways:

total: 2
over 3,047 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2013)
 

Airports - with unpaved runways:

total: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 
1 (2013)
 

Roadways:

total: 2,149 km
country comparison to the world: 173
paved: 2,149 km (includes 75 km of expressways) (2012)
 

Merchant marine:

total: 4
country comparison to the world: 129
by type: passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 1, refrigerated cargo 1 (2010)
 

Ports and terminals:

major seaport(s): Port Louis

Energy

Electricity - production:
 
2.628 billion kWh (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 131
 

Electricity - consumption:

2.358 billion kWh (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 137
 

Electricity - exports:

0 kWh (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 168
 

Electricity - imports:

0 kWh (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171
 

Electricity - installed generating capacity:

900,200 kW (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 125
 

Electricity - from fossil fuels:

75.7% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 100
 

Electricity - from nuclear fuels:

0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 140
 

Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:

6.6% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 121
 

Electricity - from other renewable sources:

17.8% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 8
 

Crude oil - production:

0 bbl/day (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 197
 

Crude oil - exports:

0 bbl/day (2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 155
Crude oil - imports:

0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 93
 

Crude oil - proved reserves:

0 bbl (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 165
 

Refined petroleum products - production:

0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 174
 

Refined petroleum products - consumption:

24,710 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 122
 

Refined petroleum products - exports:

0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 199
 

Refined petroleum products - imports:

20,620 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 105
 

Natural gas - production:

0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 167
 

Natural gas - consumption:

0 cu m (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 172
 

Natural gas - exports:

0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 149
 

Natural gas - imports:

0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 96
 

Natural gas - proved reserves:

0 cu m (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171
 

Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:

5.06 million Mt (2011 est.)

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Annual Exports








Top 20 Sectors exported from Kwazulu-Natal in 2014

#DescriptionChapter CodeTotal (in Rands)
1Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, etc27 R 130,498,774.00
2Vehicles other than railway, tramway87 R 101,558,073.00
3Plastics and articles thereof39 R 50,968,751.00
4Animal,vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products, etc15 R 32,565,598.00
5Miscellaneous chemical products38 R 25,754,501.00
6Paper & paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board48 R 22,953,252.00
7Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc84 R 21,445,042.00
8Live animals01 R 19,300,435.00
9Miscellaneous edible preparations21 R 13,807,523.00
10Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivs,pigments etc32 R 13,441,854.00
11Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal44 R 12,970,344.00
12Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes34 R 12,011,570.00
13Articles of iron or steel73 R 11,086,716.00
14Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder23 R 7,879,994.00
15Meat and edible meat offal02 R 7,767,023.00
16Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement25 R 7,611,262.00
17Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries33 R 7,116,349.00
18Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotopes28 R 6,402,701.00
19Rubber and articles thereof40 R 5,625,097.00
20Miscellaneous manufactured articles96 R 5,201,201.00

Visa Requirements

Visa Required: No 

Period/Purpose: Visa exempted, however the passport must be valid for six (6) months from date of departure from Mauritius and be in possession of a valid return ticket.

Visa Fee: No

Visa Issuing Authority:  

High Commission of Mauritius
Physical address:  1163 Pretorius Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Tel:  (012) 342-1283/4 Fax:  (012) 342-1286

Compulsory Vaccination Requirement: Yellow Fever if coming from / stopping over in an endemic area

Recommended Vaccination Requirement: Hepatitis A & Tetanus

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