Mauritius has one of the most successful, competitive and diversified economies in Africa. The country’s success has been built on a free market economy. The economy is based on tourism, textiles, sugar and financial services. With the 3rd highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in Africa, Mauritius is one of only four African nations with a “high” Human Development Index rating. Mauritius also had a GDP of USD11.51 billion (according to 2015 World Bank data), one of the highest in Africa. According to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom of the U.S. based Heritage Foundation, Mauritius leads Sub-Saharan Africa in economic freedom and is ranked 15th worldwide with an overall score of 74. 7.
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