Mauritius: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
For 2019, 24% of Mauritius’ world exports are to other African countries while 13% of world imports are sourced intra-Africa. However, the main African trading partner is South Africa – 44% of intra-Africa exports and 63% of intra-Africa imports. Apart from South Africa, intra-Africa trade is mainly with Madagascar, Kenya, Seychelles and Eswatini. A lot of the main products Mauritius imports from African countries account for almost all the world imports of the respective products, including coal, cigarettes, cotton, vanilla and live cattle. 99% of intra-Africa exports are to African countries which are also members of COMESA and SADC while only 3% of intra-Africa imports are sourced from African countries which are not members of these RECs. 95% of the products Mauritius imports from these countries, Morocco, Cameroon and Ivory Coast are duty-free imports. These include preserved sardines, cotton, machinery and wood.