According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, Mauritius was the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India in 2017-18 followed by Singapore.
The total FDI in FY 18 stood at $37.36 billion in the financial year which was marginal rise over $36.31 billion recorded in the previous fiscal 2016-17.
FDI from Mauritius was $13.41 billion in 2017-18 as against $13.38 billion in the previous year. FDI inflows from Singapore rose to $9.27 billion from $6.52 billion. FDI from the Netherlands has declined marginally to $2.67 billion as against $3.23 billion.
FDI into manufacturing sector had witnessed substantial decline to $7.06 billion, as against $11.97 billion a year earlier. FDI into communication services had risen to $8.8 billion in 2017-18 from $5.8 billion. The inflows into retail and wholesale trade increased to $4.47 billion as against $2.77 billion.
FDI in financial services too saw a rise to $4.07 billion from $3.73 billion in the previous year. These sectors accounted for more than 50% of the total FDI of $37.36 billion in 2017-18 reflects a global interest in new areas, including online marketplaces and financial technologies.
Capital: Port Louis
Currency: Mauritian rupee
Official Languages: English
President: Barlen Vyapoory
Prime Minister: Pravind Jugnauth