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Canada-Mauritius fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Mauritius

General Information

Capital: Port Louis
Population (million): 1.26
Total Area: 2,040 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 27.08 Rupee (MUR) (2021- 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: Alan Ganoo
Commerce and Consumer Protection: Soodesh Satkam Callichurn
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 (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Mauritius Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 14.13 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 11,177.58 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.04 4.54
Inflation: (%) 4.04 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 9.1 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 8,395,486
Canadian imports from country: $ 16,021,617
FDI in Canada: $ 35 million
CDI in the country: $ 4,898 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Purmanund Jhugroo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
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
2017 $ 6,388,493 $ 17,519,222
2018 $ 11,396,554 $ 22,850,662
2019 $ 9,066,656 $ 16,300,748
2020 $ 7,113,805 $ 11,005,804
2021 $ 8,395,486 $ 16,021,617
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Mauritius
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 1,552,175 $ 10,465,855
02 Veg. Prod. $ 1,987,968 $ 235,668
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 132,122 -
04 Food Prod. $ 60,297 $ 614,475
05 Mineral Prod. - -
06 Chemical Prod. $ 243,062 $ 87,778
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 4,968 $ 31,662
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 33,260 $ 200,884
09 Wood Prod. $ 468,996 $ 21,513
10 Paper Prod. $ 1,643,047 $ 2,835
11 Textiles Prod. $ 4,681 $ 3,415,984
12 Dress Access. $ 203 $ 874
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 62 -
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 314,294 $ 28,451
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 2,702 $ 717
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 413,316 $ 210,726
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 1,028,784 $ 2,296
18 Specialized Inst. $ 385,009 $ 205,983
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $ 26,492 $ 366,292
21 Antiques - $ 129,247


January 2023
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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