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Mauritius
Summary statistics
Region Eastern Africa  
Currency Mauritian Rupee (MUR)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 1969 Excludes the islands of Saint Brandon and Agalega.  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 1307 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 663.6 Surface area excludes Agalega and Saint Brandon.  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Port Louis (151)  
United Nations membership date 24 April 1968  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 11313  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 9714  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 6489  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 4.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 4.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 1.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 8659.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 7477.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5163.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 8773.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 7569.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 5125.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 23.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 24.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 21.5  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 29.33 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 30.39 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 30.67 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 -1422  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -1006  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -324  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 187  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 176  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 128  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 117 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 112 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 97  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 99  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 97  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2011 7.9 Age group 16 years and over.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 7.7 Age group 16 years and over. Methodology revised. Data are not strictly comparable with those of previous years.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 9.5 Age group 16 years and over.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 27.6 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Age group 16 years and over. Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 28.2 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Age group 16 years and over. Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 32.4 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 8.4 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Age group 16 years and over. Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 8.7 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Age group 16 years and over. Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 10.0 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 44.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 43.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 41.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 75.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 75.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 76.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 965  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 935  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 761  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 11 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 10  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 127.7  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 121.5  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 80.7  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 35.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 28.3  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 15.2  
Exports (million US$) 2011 2255.4  
Imports (million US$) 2011 5158.6  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -2903.2  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 United Kingdom (21.3), France (17.4), United States (10.5)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 India (23.4), China (14.0), France (9.0)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.6 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Urban population (%) 2012 41.8 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 20.9 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 13.2/10.5 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 97.4 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 76.9/70.4 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 12.1 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.6 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 75.8 2002.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 42.9/3.3 Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 0 Value is zero, not available or not applicable.  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 3.7  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 94.8/94.7 UNESCO estimate.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 56.2  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 4.7/9.7  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 18.8  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 224  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 17.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 3822/3.0  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 909.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 711  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 21.6/29.4  
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