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Canada-Mauritius fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Mauritius

General Information

Capital: Port Louis
Population (million): 1.27
Total Area: 2,040km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 27.08 Rupee (MUR) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 12 March, National Day
Language(s): English, Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bhojpuri

Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: President elected by the National Assembly for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). The Prime Minister is appointed by the President. Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (70 members).

Head of State:
President Prithvirajsing Roopun

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade: Nandcoomar Bodha
Commerce and Consumer Protection: Yogida Sawmynaden
Finance, Economic Planning and Development: Reganaden Padaychy

Main Political Parties:
Labour Party, Mauritian Social Democratic Party, Militant Socialist Movement, Mauritian Militant Movement, Mauritius Social Democratic Movement

Elections:
Last: 2019; next 2023

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Mauritius Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 18.94 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 14,948.25 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.48 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0.45 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 6.7 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $9,066,656
Canadian imports from country: $16,300,748
FDI in Canada: $38 million
CDI in the country: $5,091 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Acting High Commissioner Chris Cooter

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Mauritius
Year Exports Imports
2015 $9,478,378 $24,291,444
2016 $8,300,877 $19,246,723
2017 $6,388,493 $17,519,222
2018 $11,396,554 $22,850,662
2019 $9,066,656 $16,300,748
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Mauritius
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,413,106 $3,403,389
02 Veg. Prod. $945,907 $16,081
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $25,144 $
04 Food Prod. $111,611 $686,657
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $292,093 $55,569
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $32,761 $32,223
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $32,326 $253,250
09 Wood Prod. $651,018 $45,222
10 Paper Prod. $1,713,295 $1,669
11 Textiles Prod. $41,276 $10,796,799
12 Dress Access. $19,424 $6,570
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $362 $24,059
14 Precious Metals/stones $356,839 $46,603
15 Base Metal Prod. $47,476 $130
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $750,869 $257,202
17 Vehicles and Equip. $80,922 $351
18 Specialized Inst. $1,240,091 $319,408
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $58,510 $329,151
21 Antiques $11,500 $20,265


November 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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