Statistics Mauritius formerly known as the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is the national statisticalagency of Mauritius. It operate under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and is responsible for all statistical activities except for fisheries and health statistics which fall under the responsibility of the respective ministry, statistics about banking and balance of payment is the responsibility of the Bank of Mauritius. According to the Statistics Act No. 38 of 2000, Statistics Mauritius shall constitute the central statistical authority and depository of all officials statistics produced in Mauritius and as such, shall collect, compile, analyse and disseminate accurate, relevant, timely and high quality statistics and related information on social, demographic, economic and financial activities to serve the needs of public and private users. The headquarters of the statistics office is found in Port Louis.