Economic Development Board

The Economic Development Board (EDB) marks a new beginning in the economic landscape of Mauritius. It heralds a new chapter in economic planning, investment, trade promotion and facilitation...

Trade and investment platform for Africa

 In line with the government strategy to promote Mauritius as a reputed and effective trade and investment platform for the continent, the Economic Development Board...

Entry into force of the CECPA on 1st April 2021

India and Mauritius resumed negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement in September 2017.  

7 rounds of negotiations and 13 DVC were held.  The CECPA covers three main chapters namely Trade in Goods, Trade in Services and General Economic Cooperation.  
 

EDB BUSINESS SUPPORT PORTAL

The EDB BUSINESS SUPPORT Portal is meant to create synergy and linkage among the various institutions of Mauritius to give entrepreneurs the support they need to thrive. In line with the strategic vision of the Government...

EDB Virtual Trade Promotion Platform

As part of its online investment and trade promotion strategy in the current COVID 19 context, the EDB welcomes you to its ‘Virtual Trade Promotion Platform’ designed to showcase high value-added products manufactured in Mauritius...

At a glance

Mauritius being a diverse and multicultural nation of 1.3 million people, offers a range of investment opportunities in different sectors.

Its ease of doing business ranking and stable governance creates the perfect business climate possible.

1.3 Million

Population

3.2 % (2019)

Real GDP Growth Rate

MUR199 billion (2019)

Total Imports (C.I.F)

Rs79 Billion

Total Exports (F.O.B)

US$12740

GNI Per Capita

KEY SECTORS

  • Agro-industry

    Agriculture has been the bedrock of the Mauritius economy for decades. Starting from a monocrop sector, it is now fully diversified with over 203 tariff lines being produced locally and exported. While the industrial base of Mauritius has been considerably widened, the agricultural and agro-processing sector remains a vital pillar of the economy as sugar cane fields continue to dominate the landscape of the island. Keeping pace with the industrial development of the country, this sector has undergone substantial modernisation, transformation and diversification.

    3.2 %

    GDP Contribution

    Rs 800 Million

    Investment

    Rs 1.8 Billion

    Domestic Export

    41000

    Employment

  • Creative Industry

    The creative sector is increasingly becoming a valuable segment contributing to the local, regional and global economies by generating income, jobs and exports. As per the government’s vision the creative sector is a potentially new economic driver to stimulate growth, job creation and investment. In Mauritius, the creative economy is evaluated at 3.5 % of GDP, representing approximately 14 billion rupees.

    3.5 %

    GDP

    Rs 14

    Billion (GDP)

    30 %

    Cash rebate

  • Education

    In view of developing Mauritius as an innovation-driven economy, the Government of Mauritius aims at positioning Mauritius as the leading education hub for the region.  Mauritius is today a significant provider of quality education. Building upon this reputation, Mauritius is attracting an increasing number of local and international students.

    4.9 %

    GDP contribution

    29965

    Total Employment

    319

    Primary schools

    180

    Secondary schools

  • Financial Services

    The Mauritius IFC boasts more than two decades’ track record in cross-border investment and finance, and offers an unparalleled well-regulated and transparent platform. As an internationally recognised jurisdiction of repute, the Mauritius IFC is home to a number of international banks, legal firms, corporate services, investment funds and private equity funds.  

    11.8 %

    GDP Contribution

    1032

    Global Funds

    5.2 %

    Sectoral Growth Rate

    8720

    Employment

  • Healthcare

    The healthcare sector in Mauritius has metamorphosed itself into an integrated cluster underpinned by a core group of high-value activities such as hi-tech medicine, medical tourism, medical education and wellness.

    With state-of-the-art medical facilities and highly qualified personnel, Mauritius is positioning itself to cater for the growing needs of both domestic and international patients.

    4.6 %

    GDP contribution (est. 2019)

    + 4500

    Beds in both public & Private sector

    8500

    Total employment

  • ICT

    The ICT/BPO industry represents a key driver of the Mauritian economy with a GDP contribution of 5.8% for 2019 and employing around 27,000 people. With some 850 ICT-BPO based enterprises, the country has one of the richest technology ecosystems in Africa that thrives on innovation and collaboration across sectors.  The industry is vibrant spanning from technology start-ups to multinationals across various segments such as digital services, technical support, applications development and customer management among others.

    850

    No of companies (2019)

    27000

    Employment (2019)

    5.8 %

    GDP (2019)

    115

    Internet penetration (2019)

  • Lifesciences

    In line with Government`s vision to broaden the economic space, the Economic Development Board has identified medical biotechnology as a sector of immense potential with high value-added activities.

    + 1000

    Trials carried out on cosmetic and pharmaceutical products

    25

    No. of players

    1275

    Total employment

  • Logistics

    The setting up of the Mauritius Freeport in 1992 was aimed primarily at developing Mauritius into a competitive logistics and distribution centre for international trade. It has over the years grown into a thriving business platform and is home to global operators. Airport of Mauritius Ltd is pursuing the modernization of SSR International Airport and is working towards setting up the necessary infrastructure to allow private sector partners to develop new business activities.  

    USD 1.2 Billion

    Total Trade Value

    0.6 %

    Contribution

    231

    Freeport operators

    269682 Tons

    Import Volume

  • Manufacturing Industry

    With more than 50 years of industrialisation, the manufacturing industry remains an engine of growth with a GDP contribution of 12.1% (2020). This industry has played an instrumental role in the economic diversification and transformation of Mauritius from a monocrop to a broad-based and forward-looking economy. Today, Mauritius has consolidated its reputation as a high quality and reliable supplier through a successful combination of trade, investment, and industrialization strategies. 

    85 %

    Total exports

    103400

    Employment

    810

    Large establishments

    12.1 %

    Contribution to GDP

  • Ocean Economy

    Mauritius is a tiny land mass surrounded by a vast maritime zone of 2.3 million square kilometers and an additional sea area of 396 000 square kilometers co managed with Seychelles. The ocean represents our historical, cultural, environmental and economic heritage.

    The Mauritius blue economy is currently represented by coastal tourism, fishing, seafood processing and seaport activities that are also considered as traditional ocean activities. These activities excluding coastal tourism represent 10% of the Growth Domestic Product (GDP) and employ around 7,000 people.

    1.3 %

    Contribution to GDP

    $ 250 Million

    Export

    16000

    Employment

  • Real Estate & Hospitality

    The real estate development is in pursuit to make Mauritius a vibrant business and financial hub. The strategies at work are to bring in the following three outcomes:

    6.7 %

    INVESTMENT

    10.5 %

    GDP CONTRIBUTION (Real Estate & Construction)

  • Renewable energy

    Mauritius target 40% of renewable energy in its electricity mix by 2030 from a current 21.7%. This projected target is higher than IRENA and SEFORALL global renewable energy targets of 30 to 36% of renewable energies contribution in the energy mix by 2030. To this effect, utility scale solar and wind projects of a total capacity of some 80 MW are currently grid connected resulting in an increase in electricity generated from primary renewable energy sources from 5.5% in 2016 to 8.1%.

    14 MW

    battery storage

    2 MW

    floating solar project

    1000

    solar panels

  • Sports Economy

    The Government of Mauritius aims at positioning Mauritius as a regional sports hub by developing the country into a vibrant and growing sport economy that would have spillover effects on the services sector including the tourism industry.

CONNECTIVITY TO THE WORLD

DTAA– Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement | IPPA1– Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement signed | IPPA2– Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement Awaiting Ratification | MOU– Memorandum of Understanding | SEZ– Special Economic Zone | CD– Country Desk | HC– Honorary Consul | DM– Diplomatic Mission |

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NEWSROOM

1 May 2021

Regional Seminar - Facilitating Investment in SDG Projects: “Spotlight on the SADC Region”

30 Apr 2021

COMMUNIQUE MRA - Online VAT Registration on Incorporation of a Company


26 Apr 2021

REGIONAL SEMINAR - Facilitating Investment in SDG Projects: Spotlight on the SADC Region


16 Apr 2021

Invitation for Expression of Interest from potential investor-developers for a high-rise mixed-use iconic tower in Cote d’Or Technology Park


UPCOMING EVENTS

Webinar: Residency by Investment in the Real Estate Sector in Mauritius
22-04-2021
The Think Global Conference
12-04-2021
[Webinar] Investment opportunity in Senegal Pharmaceutical sector
25-02-2021

TESTIMONIAL

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Mr. Norman Noland

CEO

Dale Capital Group Limited

As this year marks our 20th anniversary of doing business in Mauritius, it is immensely gratifying to achieve this milestone & success with the people of Mauritius.  The commitment of the Mauritian Government coupled with the professionalism of the EDB in ensuring an investor-friendly business climate is highly commendable.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I am confident that Mauritius will overcome this daunting challenge and steer its economy in the right direction”

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Dr Christopher John Kirubi

Chairman

Centum Investment Company Ltd

What makes Mauritius unique? For starters, the country scooped the best country to do business in Africa in the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance & named Mauritius ‘As a success story of Good Governance in Africa'.

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Mr Renaud Azema

Franchise & General Manager

Vatel Mauritius

Vatel decided to open a school in Mauritius in 2009 for two reasons. First, because of the worldwide recognition of the Mauritian hospitality industry. Secondly, because of the government’s vision to develop Mauritius as a knowledge hub. After 6 years of operation, our strategy, well supported by EDB, has been successful.

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Mr Yves Bernaert

Senior Executive

Accenture Global Delivery Network

Operating in Mauritius since 2002, Accenture is the largest employer in the ICT-BPO sector with more than 2,200 employees. Our Technology Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing Delivery Centres are a destination of choice for French-speaking, English-speaking and other European-based clients.

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Mr Fred Sisson

Chief Executive Officer

Synnove Energy

Our experience here in Mauritius has been very positive. Mauritius offered us a safe and transparent legal platform for growing our business while also providing access to talented and energetic staff members. Mauritius has shown a strong commitment to helping us as we reach out into the SADC nations.

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Mr Pearse Flynn

CEO

Ebenegate

There are a host of factors which have influenced our decision to invest in Mauritius. Having access to a well-educated and bilingual workforce, coupled with a business-friendly and above all politically and economically stable environment, makes Mauritius a perfect offshore location for Ebenegate.

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Laurent Chaverot

CEO

Allianz Services

Allianz Services, the internal operations capabilities organization of Allianz Group, has established an operation center in Mauritius since 2012 supporting Allianz activities across the world. This capacity leverage dedicated expertise in customer service and insurance operations management. Mauritius offers a stable reglementary environment, sound infrastructure and a dynamic and qualified workforce in a position to work in both French and English languages.

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