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U.S. is preferred source of direct investment in Mauritius

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Following the conduct of the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS), the IMF released aggregated direct investment position data at the global level as well as that for all participating countries, including those for Mauritius as at end-2020.

The CDIS is a worldwide survey of bilateral direct investment position, designed to improve the availability and quality of data on direct investment, both overall and by immediate counterpart economy.

The stock of direct investment liabilities of Mauritius stood at USD337 billion as at end-December 2020, up from USD323 billion as at end-December 2019.

The United States remained the preferred source of direct investment in Mauritius with outstanding claims of USD58 billion as at end-December 2020, followed by Cayman Islands (USD43 billion), Singapore (USD31 billion) and India (USD24 billion).

The stock of direct investment assets of Mauritius amounted to USD288 billion as at end-December 2020 from USD272 billion as at end-December 2019.

India ranked first in terms of Mauritius’ direct investments abroad with outstanding assets of USD121 billion as at end-December 2020, followed by Singapore (USD22 billion) and United Kingdom (USD21 billion).

Source: Bank of Mauritius

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