Mauritius Industries

There are many industries on the island of Mauritius. Some of the main industries in Mauritius are textiles, chemicals, food processing, tourism, metal products, non-electrical machinery and transport equipment.

It seems that textile has been one of the major industries in Mauritius for the past 30 years. The Chinese population of Mauritius is mainly responsible for the development of textile on the island. Hong Kong investors also play a major part in Mauritian textile development. There are hundreds of factories on the island of Mauritius. In these factories items are produced for brand names like Burberry, JCPenny and Giorgio Armani. Over the years, there has been an uprising in wages in Mauritius. This brings about more wealth on the island. Today, a textile/ garment laborer may be able to make about 150 dollars a month. This may not see like much to an American, but it is actually four or even five times more than Mauritius’ surrounding countries.

The food processing industry in Mauritius is largely composed of sugar milling. The Sugar cane industry arrived in Mauritius in the year of 1639. There are so many sugar-cane fields in Mauritius. There is also now organic sugar production on the island. The Sugar Industry is facing a few setbacks at the moment. Sugar prices have decreased in the markets. In addition to price decrease, production cost has increased. This means people are not paying as much as they have been for sugar and the cost of production is much higher. There has also been a loss in sugar-cane crop territories, so there is not as much sugar being produced on the island. These problems can be solved. The Sugar-cane Industry in Mauritius may be able to survive this economic struggle and continue being a main industry of the island.

By visiting the island of Mauritius, you will get an idea of all the industries there. Who knows? You may even want to invest in one of the major industries of Mauritius.


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