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Mauritius Trade Deficit Widens

Mauritius Trade Deficit WidensMauritius Trade Deficit Widens

Mauritius’ trade deficit widened 15.6% to 5.64 billion rupees ($160.68 million) in February from the same period a year earlier due to a fall in exports of manufactured goods, the statistics office said, Yahoo reported. Export revenue fell 9.8% to 6.29 billion rupees, with manufactured goods dropping to 1.83 billion rupees from 2.62 billion rupees in February last year. Imports rose 0.7% to 11.94 billion rupees, Statistics Mauritius said in a statement. France was the main buyer of goods from Mauritius in February, accounting for 16.4%. India supplied 17% of Mauritius’ imports.


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