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  • Monthly External Merchandise Trade Statistics - July 2020
  • Balance of Visible Trade showed a deficit of Rs 5,821 million in July 2020, lower by 4.0% compared to the previous month and by 44.3% compared to the corresponding month of 2019.
    In July 2020, total imports increased by 9.7% compared to June 2020 and decreased by 26.5% compared to July 2019.
    In July 2020, South Africa (15.2%), United States (8.8%), Italy (8.5%) and United Kingdom (8.4%) were our major export destinations while our imports were mainly from China (16.1%), U.A.E (13.7%), France (10.6%) and India (10.4%).
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  • Global Innovation Index 2020
    Switzerland is the world’s most-innovative economy followed by Sweden, the United States of America (U.S.), the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the Netherlands, according to the GII 2020.
    While Sub-Saharan Africa has historically occupied the last place in terms of innovation performance of all world regions, the Africa continent as a whole—comprising Sub-Saharan Africa and Northern Africa, has one of the most heterogeneous performances across continents. While some economies rank in the top 60, nine economies rank below the 120th place.
    Two Sub-Saharan African countries, Mauritius (52nd) and South Africa (60th) lead the continent, followed by Northern African Tunisia (65th) and Morocco (75th) in the top 80. All economies in the lowest ranks of the continent are Sub-Saharan African economies, with Ethiopia (127th), the Niger (128th) and Guinea (130th) trailing.
    Mauritius has high scores in five out of the seven GII pillars: Institutions, Human capital & research, Infrastructure, Market sophistication and Creative outputs, which are above average for the upper middle-income group. Conversely, Mauritius scores below average for its income group in two pillars: Business sophistication and Knowledge & technology outputs. Mauritius produces less innovation outputs relative to its level of innovation investments
    A key question is how the economic consequences of the COVID 19 crisis will affect start-ups, venture capital and other traditional sources of innovation financing. Many governments are putting together emergency aid packages to cushion the effects of the lockdown and counter the threat of recession. However, the GII 2020 suggests that further rounds of government support will need to prioritize and then expand support for innovation, especially for smaller companies and start-ups.
    Every crisis brings opportunities and room for creative disruption. One side effect of the current crisis has been to stimulate interest in innovative solutions for health, naturally, but also for areas such as remote work, distance education, e-commerce, and mobility solutions. Unleashing these positive forces may well support societal goals, including reducing or reversing long-term climate change.

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  • Population and Vital Statistics - Jan - Jun 2020
    The population of the Republic of Mauritius was estimated at 1,266,014 as at 1 July 2020. The population of the Republic of Mauritius increased marginally from mid-2019 to mid-2020. The growth rate for the Island of Mauritius was negligible while for the Island of Rodrigues it was 1.03%.
    During the first semester of 2020, there were 105 infant deaths registered in the Republic of Mauritius compared to 93 for the same period in 2019. Around 205 infant deaths are expected to occur in the Republic of Mauritius in 2020, giving an infant mortality rate of 15.6 per 1,000 live births against 14.5 in 2019.
    A total of 2,429 marriages were registered in the Republic of Mauritius during the first semester of 2020, representing a decrease of 44.8% over the number registered (4,401) during the same period in 2019. This drop is mainly because the Civil Status Division did not entertain marriage celebration during a major part of the COVID-19 lockdown running from end of March to May 2020.

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  • External trade-2nd Quarter 2020
    Total exports, including ship’s stores & bunkers, for the second quarter of 2020 amounted to Rs 12,279 million, showing a decrease of 35.4% compared to the previous quarter.
    This is mainly explained by decreases in exports of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related material” (-98.9%), “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (-51.7%), “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (-47.0%), “Machinery and transport equipment” (-38.5%), “Ships’ stores & bunkers” (-34.6%), “Crude materials, inedible, except fuels” (-26.4%) and “Food and live animals” (-26.2%), partly offset by increases in exports of “Animals and vegetable oils, fats & waxes” (+33.3%) and “Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.” (+24.4%).
    Compared to the first semester of 2019, total exports for the first semester of 2020, decreased by 21.5%. This is mainly due to decreases in imports of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-62.5%), “Machinery and transport equipment” (-32.5%), “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (-22.5%), “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (-9.6%) and “Chemicals and related products” (-0.6%), partly offset by an increase in the imports of “Food and live animals” (+22.3%)
    Total imports, for the second quarter of 2020, amounted to Rs 34,539 million, showing a decrease of 21.7% compared to the previous quarter.
    The trade deficit for 2020 is forecasted at around Rs 123,300 million, 0.3% higher as compared to around Rs 122,900 million in 2019.

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  • Road Transport and Road Traffic Accident Statistics - January – June 2020
    At the end of June 2020, there were 589,228 vehicles registered at the National Land Transport Authority (NLTA). This represents a net increase of 8,599 vehicles (1.5%) as compared to end of year 2019 when the number of registered vehicles was 580,629. The number of road accidents registered during the first semester of 2020 went down by 23.8% to reach 11,891 as compared to 15,606 recorded during the corresponding period of 2019.

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  • Global Productivity: Trends, Drivers, and Policies-World Bank 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic struck the global economy after a decade that featured a broad-based slowdown in productivity growth.
    The COVID-19 pandemic compounds the broad-based slowdown in global labor productivity growth that has been underway over the past decade. Labor productivity in the average emerging market and developing economy (EMDE) was less than one-fifth of the advanced-economy average in 2013-18.
    In EMDEs, the slowdown has reflected weaker investment and efficiency gains; dwindling sectoral reallocation; slowing improvements in key drivers of productivity; and adverse shocks such as natural disasters, epidemics, wars, and financial crises.
    COVID-19 may slow productivity growth further through multiple channels, including lower investment, erosion of human capital because of unemployment and loss of schooling, and a retreat from global trade and supply chains
    To rekindle productivity growth, a comprehensive approach is necessary. This includes policies to facilitate investment in physical and human capital; encourage reallocation of resources toward more productive sectors and enterprises; foster firm capabilities to reinvigorate technology adoption and innovation; and promote an inclusive, sustainable, and growth-friendly macroeconomic and institutional environment.

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  • Regional Model Code on Anti Corruption Compliance for Enterprises
    Corruption is a scourge that undermines economic development efforts in Africa, and this is readily demonstrated by the fact that approximately US$ 148 billion is lost to corruption annually on the African continent(AfDB, 2015). Combating corruption is a pre-requisite to enhancing private sector growth and regional integration in COMESA. The is a positive nexus between strong transparency, integrity and business ethics with increased capital flows, investment and integration into regional and global chains.
    The Regional Code provides guidance and a framework for businesses and BMOs to strengthen their frameworks and business policies on anti-corruption compliance in COMESA. It consists of principles that foster corporate governance, ethics and anti-corruption compliance within all businesses including SOEs, PIEs, BMOs, Chambers of Commerce, and large/ medium or small enterprises within the region. The Regional Code sets pace for concerted private sector efforts in increasing awareness and putting in place effective and practicable measures to curb corruption and transform the economies of countries in COMESA.

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How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective (April 2020)
COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts across Africa (Mauritius) (April 2020)
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Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent 2020-2030
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World Economic Outlook 2020
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