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Economy of Mauritius
GDP (2003): $5.5 billion.
Real growth rate (2003): 4.4%.
Per capita income (2003): $4,484.
Avg. inflation rate (2003): 4%.
Natural resources: None.
Agriculture (6.4% of GDP): Products--sugar, sugar derivatives, tea, tobacco, vegetables, fruits, flowers and fishing.
Manufacturing, including export processing zone (21.7% of GDP): Types--labor-intensive goods for export, including textiles and clothing, watches and clocks, jewelry, optical goods, toys and games, and cut flowers. Tourism sector--6% of GDP. Financial Services: 14% of GDP.
Main countries of origin--France, including nearby French island Reunion, South Africa, and west European countries.
Trade (2002): Exports--$1.8 billion: textiles and clothing, sugar, canned tuna, watches and clocks, jewelry, optical goods, toys and games, and flowers. Major markets--Europe and the U.S. Imports--$2.1 billion: meat, dairy products, fish, wheat, rice, wheat flour, vegetable oil, petroleum products, iron and steel, cement, fertilizers, machinery and transport equipment, and textile industry raw materials. Major suppliers--South Africa, France, China, India, U.K., Japan, Australia, and Germany.
Fiscal year: July 1-June 30.