Top Mauritius Imports 2015
In 2015, Mauritius bought US$4.5 billion worth of imported products down by 13.6% since 2011 and down by 20.5% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from China

China's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$812.2 million or 18.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $204.8 million
  2. Machinery: $100.6 million
  3. Cotton: $73.4 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $43 million
  5. Plastics: $34.2 million
  6. Aluminum: $26.4 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $21.9 million
  8. Footwear: $17.2 million
  9. Iron and steel: $16.8 million
10. Manmade staple fibers: $13 million
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from India

India's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$810.7 million or 18.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $521.6 million
  2. Cereals: $40.7 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $35.6 million
  4. Cotton: $31.9 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $19.7 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $17.9 million
  7. Vehicles: $15.2 million
  8. Meat: $11.6 million
  9. Machinery: $10.2 million
10. Fish: $10.1 million
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from France

France's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$319 million or 7.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Perfumes, cosmetics: $31.8 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $27.6 million
  3. Cereals: $26.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $24.3 million
  5. Machinery: $23.6 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $19.2 million
  7. Dairy, eggs, honey: $13.3 million
  8. Plastics: $12.2 million
  9. Fish: $11.6 million
10. Clocks and watches: $10.4 million
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from South Africa

South Africa's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$287.7 million or 6.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $56.6 million
  2. Vehicles: $21.9 million
  3. Tobacco: $17.2 million
  4. Machinery: $15.6 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $12.5 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $12.1 million
  7. Iron and steel: $8.5 million
  8. Plastics: $8.4 million
  9. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $8.3 million
10. Other animal-origin products: $8.2 million
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from Vietnam

Vietnam's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$207.8 million or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $178.3 million
  2. Machinery: $11.5 million
  3. Footwear: $5.3 million
  4. Fish: $3 million
  5. Manmade staple fibers: $1.2 million
  6. Cotton: $998,000
  7. Meat, seafood preparations: $838,000
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $645,000
  9. Manmade filaments: $554,000
10. Cereal, milk preparations: $529,000
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$133.5 million or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Fish: $81.1 million
  2. Machinery: $7.7 million
  3. Iron or steel products: $7.6 million
  4. Vehicles: $4.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $4 million
  6. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $3.7 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.1 million
  8. Ceramic products: $2 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.7 million
10. Iron and steel: $1.2 million
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$115.6 million or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Meat: $24.5 million
  2. Fish: $19.2 million
  3. Cereals: $17.6 million
  4. Dairy, eggs, honey: $17.5 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $11.4 million
  6. Vegetables: $4.9 million
  7. Wool: $3.3 million
  8. Meat, seafood preparations: $2 million
  9. Live animals: $1.9 million
10. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $1.7 million
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$108.9 million or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $74.3 million
  2. Machinery: $9.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $6 million
  4. Photo/cinematographic goods: $3.9 million
  5. Fish: $2.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $2.5 million
  7. Rubber: $2.4 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $1.4 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $1.2 million
10. Plastics: $652,000
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$107.2 million or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $40.9 million
  2. Machinery: $19.6 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $7.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $4.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $3.6 million
  6. Plastics: $3.2 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $2.3 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.1 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.1 million
10. Rubber: $1.6 million
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Mauritius amounted to $97.6 million or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $22 million
  2. Machinery: $9.7 million
  3. Beverages: $9 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $6.2 million
  5. Cereal, milk preparations: $5.3 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $5.2 million
  7. Fish: $3.7 million
  8. Books, newspapers, pictures: $3.5 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $3.2 million
10. Plastics: $3.1 million
Top 10 Mauritian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Mauritius amounted to
$95.2 million or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $21.3 million
  2. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $6.2 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $5.5 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $4.8 million
  5. Wool: $4.6 million
  6. Cocoa: $3.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $3.5 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.6 million
  9. Plastics: $2.5 million
10. Raw hides excluding furskins: $2.4 million
Fastest-Growing Mauritian Imports
Research Note:
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis