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  • 1. SECTORALPROFILE MANUFACTURING
  • 2. CONTENTS
    • Background
    • Definition of the sector
    • Break down of activities
    • Sub-sectoral analysis
    • Key economic indicators
    • Employment trends
    • Other indicators
  • 3. BACKGROUND
    • The manufacturing sector has been the flagship of the Mauritian economic miracle
    • The share of the manufacturing sector in the economy has been constantly increasing following the rapid development of the EPZ
    • The manufacturing sector represents around 25% of the GDP and grew at a rate of 8.3% per annum compared to a meagre 3% growth rate in 1999
    • “ In the late 80’s this sector represented a major absorption capacity for employment
  • 4. DEFINITION OF THE SECTOR
    • This group covers activities of sugar milling (dealt under
    • Agriculture), EPZ enterprises, Development Certificate
    • Enterprises and Other enterprises. The enterprises are mainly
    • engaged in:-
        • Textile & clothing products
        • Food, tobacco & drinks
        • Jewellery
        • Paper & stationery
        • Metal & electrical products
        • Ships & motor vehicles
        • Pottery
        • Plastic products
        • Rubber & tyre
        • Chemical products
        • Scientific products
        • Footwear & leather products
        • Wood & furniture
  • 5. BREAKDOWN OF ACTIVITIES Contd… Manufacture of earthenware and lime-based products. Pottery Processing of waster paper, toilet paper manufacture, manufacture of carton boxes/containers, manufacture of trays of eggs, fruits stationery and envelopes manufacture Paper & stationery Jewellery making, diamond polishing, fancy jewellery products, semi-precious stones polishing Jewellery Bakeries, confectioneries, meat, fish, dairies products, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks Food, tobacco & drinks Spinning and weaving of textile, quilting, weaving of labels and of small textile products, textile dyeing, thread manufacturing, stitching, clothmaking, embroidery, knitwear manufacture, tailoring, dressmaking, sewing, apparel design, gloves manufacture, leather apparel, ties Textile & clothing
  • 6. BREAKDOWN OF ACTIVITIES Rubber gloves, rubber boots, doormats and similar products Rubber and tyre Plastic bags, consumer plastic wares, plastic pipes, PVC boots, plastic footwear, plastic ropes, leisure bags, plastic tanks and containers Plastic products Shipbuilding, ship repairing, marine engineering, manufacture of silencers and various mechanical parts for vehicles, manufacture of bodies for coaches, buses, lorries and other vehicles, assembly of motorcycles Ships and motor vehicles Steel works, manufacture of aluminium blinds, making of tin products, making of scissors, knives and related cutlery, making of metal furniture, sheet metal works, making of metal doors, windows, shutters, exterior metal fittings, gates, garden furniture, scaffolding, household metal products, making of solar equipment, galvanised equipments, bolts, nails manufacture and assembly of refrigeration equipment, electrical appliances, telephone sets, switchboards manufacture of cables, electrical fittings, lighting units accessories, batteries Metal & electrical products
  • 7. SUB-SECTORAL ANALYSIS
    • SUGAR MILLING
      • The production of sugar milling consist of about 6.1% of manufacturing. It grew by +52.5% (569,289 tonnes of sugar compared to 373,294 tonnes in 1999).
    • EPZ ENTERPRISES
      • The textile industry is undergoing a period of transition after its thirty years of existence .
      • The creation of the EPZ in 1970 with the main objective of attracting foreign investors needs today to undergo a rethinking process as to which direction to take.
    • OTHER MANUFACTURING
      • Other manufacturing consist of about 49.4% of manufacturing and it grew by +7.0% in 2000
  • 8. KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
  • 9. GDP at Current Factor Cost from 1997 to 2000 (Rs million) ` Key Economic Indicators
  • 10. GDP at Current factor cost from 1994 to 1999 (Rs million) Key Economic Indicators
  • 11. Percentage Contribution to GDP(%) Key Economic Indicators
  • 12. Contribution to GDP (%) Key Economic Indicators The sector share in terms of GDP averaged 25% during the last 5 years
  • 13. Sectoral Growth Rate (%) Key Economic Indicators
  • 14. Sectoral Growth Rate Key Economic Indicators The sector experienced a growth rate of around 3-8 % annually,during the last 5 years
  • 15. EMPLOYMENT TRENDS
  • 16. EMPLOYMENT (No of persons employed from 1996 to 2000) Employment Trend Employment in manufacturing fell by 1.4% in 1997 to rise by 4% annually until 2000. Employment in EPZ has been rising continuously. However employment in sugar milling has been falling .
  • 17. EMPLOYMENT (No employed from 1996 to 2000) Employment Trend
  • 18. OTHER INDICATORS
  • 19. AVERAGE MONTHLY EARNINGS (Rs) Average Monthly Earnings from 1996 to 2000 has been on the upswing