Trade deficit Mauritius - The Mauritius Statistical Services said on Tuesday that the country's trade deficit for 2013 was expected to be US$3.5 billion, with imports of US$6 billion and exports of US$2.5 billion.
For the year 2012, exports rose to 2.3 billion dollars, while imports reached 5.45 billion dollars, which was 8.6 per cent more than in 2011.
Mauritius' imports mainly come from Asia (56.2%), with India taking the lion's share of (23.1 per cent) and China (16.1%), France (8.3%) and South Africa (6.5%).
On the other hand, European countries were the main importers of Mauritius products, buying 58 per cent of the island's total exports.
The United Kingdom is the biggest importer of Mauritius products (19.3%).