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Wage Rate Index – 1st Quarter 2012

Wage Rate Index – 1st Quarter 2012   
The wage rate index (Base = September 2006) increased by 1.0% or 1.5 points to reach 147.1 in the 1st quarter 2012 from 145.6 in the 4th quarter 2011. Compared to 1st Quarter 2011, the wage rate index increased by 2.7% or 3.8 points.
2.         Main changes registered in the sub indices from the 4th Quarter 2011 to 1st Quarter 2012 are:
Public administration and defence; etc.       4.3%
Transport, storage & Communications        3.4%
Financial intermediation                            2.6%
Health & social work                                 2.4% 
Agric, hunting, forestry and fishing             -6.9%
Construction                                           -2.5%
3.         The most important industry groups in terms of weight, that is, ‘Public administration and defence; compulsory social security’ and ‘Manufacturing’ registered increases of 4.3% and 0.3% respectively.
4.         The wage rate index for the General Government sector which comprises Ministries, Government departments and agencies operating under them, municipalities, district councils and Rodrigues Regional Assembly increased by 3.5%. This sector accounts for one third of the weight of the wage rate index.
Statistics Mauritius
29 June 2012
Table 1 - Quarterly indices by industry group,  Q1 to Q4   2011 &  Q1  2012
Table 2 - Percentage change from previous quarter by industry group and contribution of industry groups to overall change in index , Q1 2011 to Q1 2012
Table 3 - Percentage change from corresponding quarter of the previous year by industry group and contribution of industry groups to overall change in index, Q1 2011 to Q1 2012
Table 4 - Quarterly wage rate index -  2007 to 2011
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