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Manufacturing  - New Industries

The manufacturing sector remains a major GDP contributor (12.5% in 2019) of the Mauritian economy. Advancement in technology, changing consumer preferences, demographics, digitalisation are shaping the new manufacturing landscape.  

In line with Government’s Vision 2030 there is much emphasis on revamping the manufacturing industry through diversifying its industrial base and adopting a value-added strategy

Development of the Manufacturing- New industries (MNI) is geared towards production of high value-added products which represent opportunities for high growth and have great export potential.

Some of the priority sub sectors which have been identified are as follows:

  • Jewellery, watchmaking, precious stones
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
  • Original Equipment Manufacturing
  • Chemicals and other related products
  • Printing and Packaging
  • Recycling
  • Food processing
  • Technical textiles (excl. garments)

Manufacturing Value added (Rs billion) : 19.7

Employment : 17,000

GDP Contribution (%) : 4.5

Domestic Exports (Rs billion) : 9.3

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