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Mauritius

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AGOA Status: Mauritius is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Mauritius signed a Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2006. The third U.S.-Mauritian TIFA Council Meeting was held in April 2009. Later that year, the United States and Mauritius launched bilateral investment treaty negotiations.

Mauritius is also a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which also has a TIFA with the U.S.

U.S.-Mauritius Trade Facts

Mauritius is currently our 117th largest goods trading partner with $454 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $58 million; goods imports totaled $395 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mauritius was $337 million in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Mauritius supported an estimated 2 hundred jobs in 2014 (latest data available).

Exports

Mauritius was the United States' 160th largest goods export market in 2015.

U.S. goods exports to Mauritius in 2015 were $58 million, up 66% ($23 million) from 2014 and up 89% from 2005. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: mineral fuels ($24 million), machinery ($7 million), electrical machinery ($5 million), precious metal and stone (diamonds, jewelry) ($3 million), and special other (low value estimate) ($3 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Mauritius totaled $3 million in 2015.

Imports

Mauritius was the United States' 92nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.

U.S. goods imports from Mauritius totaled $395 million in 2015, down 1.5% ($6 million) from 2014, but up 78% from 2005. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: woven apparel ($195 million), precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($105 million), prepared meat and fish (tuna) ($40 million), knit apparel ($20 million), and live animals (primates) ($10 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Mauritius totaled $5 million in 2015.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mauritius was $337 million in 2015, a 7.9% decrease ($29 million) over 2014.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mauritius (stock) was $5.8 billion in 2014 (latest data available), a 8.4% decrease from 2013. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Mauritius.

Mauritius's FDI in the United States (stock) was $944 million in 2014 (latest data available), up 7.4% from 2013. The distribution of Mauritius's FDI in the United States is not available.


NOTE: No services trade data with Mauritius are available.