Economy Watch

Key Economic Indicators

Salient Features of Global Trade


  • World Trade Volume (goods and services) is expected to increase to 4.0% % in 2017 and 3.9 in 2018 from 2.3% in 2016, sending positive signals to export-oriented economies such as Mauritius. (IMF, July 2017)

World Trade Volume (Goods & Services) %






Real GDP Growth Rate

Advanced Economies


*Advanced economies include: U.S, Euro Zone area, Germany. France, Italy, Spain, Japan, U.K, Canada, Others
**Emerging and developing economies include: Commonwealth of Independent States, Russia, China, India, ASEAN5, Latin America, the Caribbean, Brazil, Mexico, Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa.

BRICS Countries


World Bank


Regional Economies




Basic Indicators of African Economies 2016



Foreign direct investment, 2013-2015 (USD million)