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Focus : Africa
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INDIA : India’s Trade with the African Region notched US$ 38.96 Billion in the year 2009-10 (DGCI&S provisional figures) constituting 8.37% share in India’s total trade. Trade with the region has grown at a CAGR of 18.10% from US$ 4.48 Billion in 1996-97.
AFRICA : 54 Countries, 1 billion people, US$ 1.01 Billion of trade. Imports worth US$ 468 billion include Mineral Fuels, Oils, Machinery, Vehicles including Boats, Ships, Aircrafts, Electronics & Electricals, Iron & Steel & Articles thereof, Cereals, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, etc.

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Country at a Glance

Southern Africa


Country Head
President Sir Anerood Jugnauth

Port Louis

1,284,264(UN 2008)

$15.58 Billion (2008 est. )

GDP Per Capita
$12,100 (2008 CIA est.)

Main Language
official language is English



Mauritius is situated at the southern part of Africa with a total area of 2040 sq km. It is an island in the Indian ocean and includes Agalega island,Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon) and Rodrigues. The island of Mauritius is divided into nine districts Black River, Flacq, Grand Port, Moka, Pamplemousses, Plaines Wilhems, Port Louis, Riviere du Rempart and Savanne. The island is renowned for being the only known home of the dodo.

Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes.

The economy in Mauritius rests on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel and financial services and is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology  and hospitality and property development. The annual growth of Mauritius has been in the order of 5% to 6%. This remarkable achievement has been reflected in more equitable income distribution, increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much-improved infrastructure.  

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Mauritius is has a well-developed legal and commercial infrastructure. A long tradition of entrepreneurship and representative government is also a prominent feature in Mauritius. All these factors help it to be one of the developing world's most successful democracies.............Read More



Mauritius is pursuing a multi-pronged development strategy based on a liberal and open investment policy in order to attain sustainable growth in a fast globalizing world economy. They key elements of the strategy are: ..........Read More




Apex Bodies

Centre congolais du commerce extérieur

Chambre de commerce, d'industrie, d'agriculture et des métiers de Brazzaville

Ministère de l'Economie National et du Commerce


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Trade Fairs

4th Indian Ocean Ports And Logistics 2010 Mauritius


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Useful Information

National Industry Chambers

Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry:

Industry Association

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Mauritius Times

Ile Mauricie

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