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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Eastern Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 1969 Excludes the islands of St. Brandon and Agalega.  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 1278 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 629.3 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Capital city 2015 Port Louis  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 136 2014.  
Currency 2015 Mauritius Rupee (MUR)  
UN membership date 2013 24 April 1968  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 12616  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 9718  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 6489  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 3.6  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 4.1  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 1.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 9945.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 7787.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5309.9  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 3.0 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 3.6 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 5.7  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 23.5 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 26.6 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 26.6  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 73.5 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 69.9 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 67.8  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 8.0 Persons aged 16 years and over. Nationals, residents.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 10.0 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 29.8 Persons aged 16 years and over. Nationals, residents. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 27.5  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 32.4 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 63.5 Persons aged 16 years and over. Nationals, residents. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 49.5  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 57.5 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 7.7 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 7.7 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 9.6 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 46.7/75.1 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 43.2/74.4 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 41.1/76.8 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 208  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 176  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 128  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 94 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 99  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 94 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2010 112 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2005 100 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -714  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -1006  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -324  
Exports (million US$) 2015 2481.1  
Imports (million US$) 2015 4458.3  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -1977.2  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 United Kingdom (13.1), United Arab Emirates (12.4), France (11.9)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 China (18.2), India (18.1), France (7.2)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.4 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Urban population (%) 2015 39.7 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -0.1 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.5 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 77.7/70.7 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 41 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 28.6/2.3 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon. Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 1039  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 12 Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 4.8  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 5.0  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 103.7/101.7  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 99.0/96.9  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 42.7/34.7  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 2.7 2011.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 11.6  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 132.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 41.4 Estimate.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 2.0 2013.  
Threatened species 2015 249  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 19.0 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 3726/2.9  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 9  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 46.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 <  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 99.9/99.8  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 93.9/92.6  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 0.4  
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