Mauritius governments structurally adopted a market-friendly policy framework and this will continue through 2016 and 2017. This environment is seen as key to investment, given the economy’s small size and the country’s geographic location (small island status). Average annual growth rate stood at +4% in the last decade but was somewhat volatile.
After the Great Recession in 2009, Mauritius entered in a slightly lower, but more stable, growth. EH forecasts this will continue, with +3% in 2016 and +3.5% in 2017. Growth will be mainly driven by exports, reflecting the gradual rebound in global trade and the world economy, with positive knock-on effects on key domestic sectors, including tourism textiles, and finance.