Mauritius Economic Outlook

  • The Mauritian economy has held up well against the persistent global economic turbulence, although its growth momentum has eased, with the real GDP growth rate estimated at 3.3% in 2012 down from 3.8% in 2011. Forecasts for 2013 and 2014 show a gradual recovery with growth rates rising to 3.8% and 4.2% respectively.

Mauritius and the AfDB

The Bank Group’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Mauritius (2009–2013) approved by the Board in September, 2009 (ADB/DB/WP/2009/146) expires at the end of 2013. Designed to help the economy respond to the global economic downturn while supporting the country’s development priorities, it is anchored on two pillars: (i) reducing structural bottlenecks to competitiveness and trade and (ii) enhancing public sector efficiency and social service delivery.


Mauritius Liaison office

5th Floor, Anglo-Mauritius House
Intendance Street
Port Louis, Mauritius

Phone: + 230 2116172 / +230 2127953

Mr. Karim Mhirsi, Chief Infrastructure Investment Specialist

Southern Africa Resource Center (SARC)

African Development Bank Group
339 Witch-Hazel Avenue
Highveld Ext. 78
Centurion, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 003 6900

Mr. Ebrima Faal, RRC Director


Key Facts

Capital: Port Louis
Area: 2,000 sq km
Total Population 2012: 1.3 Million
Urban Population 2012: 41.90%
Female Population 2012: 50.65%
GDP: US$ 12.8 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2012: US$ 8,240
Inflation Rate: 4.10%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 12.46%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 80
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.737
Membership Date: 02/01/1974
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2012): UA 751.2 Million

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