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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)

CPI - August 2014

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
(Base: January – December 2012 = 100)
 
August 2013
July 2014
August 2014
103.3
106.8
107.2
 
 
The main contributors to the change in the index between July and August 2014 were:
 
Commodity
Change in index point
Vegetables
+0.3
Motor vehicles
+0.1
Gasolene
-0.1
Other goods and services
+0.1
Total
+0.4
 
 
Sub-indices for the twelve divisions of consumption expenditure for the month of August 2014 compared to July 2014 are shown below:
 
 

Division

July
2014
August
2014
% change in index between  July and August 2014
  1.  Food and non alcoholic beverages
107.2
108.4
+1.1
  2.  Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
116.5
116.5
-
  3.  Clothing and footwear
109.8
110.2
+0.4
  4.  Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels
101.3
101.3
-
  5. Furnishings, household equipment and routine
       household maintenance
102.1
102.3
+0.2
  6.  Health
108.9
109.8
+0.8
  7.  Transport
107.0
107.2
+0.2
  8.  Communication
99.5
99.8
+0.3
  9.  Recreation and culture
106.3
105.6
-0.6
10.  Education
103.3
103.7
+0.4
11.  Restaurants and hotels
111.6
111.6
-
12.  Miscellaneous goods and services
104.7
104.5
-0.2 
All Divisions
106.8
107.2
+0.4
All Divisions, excluding “Alcoholic beverages and tobacco”
105.7
106.2
+0.5
 
 The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending August 2014 works out to 4.0%, compared to 3.5% for the twelve months ending August 2013. 
 
 The year-on-year inflation rate for August 2014, as measured by the change in the CPI for August 2014 relative to August 2013, works out to 3.8%.
 
 
Chart 1 : Headline and year on year inflation rates, January 2011 – August 2014
 
Headline inflation rate and core inflation rates1

 

per cent
12-month period ending Headline inflation (source: SM) Core inflation                                              (source: Bank of Mauritius)
CORE1 CORE2 TRIM10
July  2007 10.5 7.6 6.4 7.5
August 2007 10.1 7.0 6.2 7.4
September 2007 9.7 6.4 6.2 7.2
October 2007 9.4 5.9 6.1 7.1
November 2007 9.1 5.4 6.0 7.0
December 2007 8.8 5.0 5.7 7.0
January 2008 8.9 5.2 5.7 7.4
February 2008 9.0 5.5 5.7 7.5
March  2008 9.0 5.8 5.7 7.3
April  2008 8.9 5.9 5.6 7.0
May  2008 8.8 6.2 5.6 6.7
June  2008 8.8 6.6 5.5 6.5
July  2008 9.1 7.2 5.7 6.2
August 2008 9.5 7.8 5.9 5.9
September 2008 9.8 8.3 6.0 5.5
October 2008 9.9 8.5 6.1 5.1
November 2008 9.9 8.7 6.1 4.6
December 2008 9.7 8.7 6.1 3.5
January 2009 9.3 8.4 6.0 2.3
February 2009 8.8 8.0 5.9 2.4
March  2009 8.5 7.6 5.8 2.5
April  2009 8.0 7.1 5.7 2.6
May 2009 7.4 6.5 5.6 2.7
June  2009 6.9 6.1 5.5 2.8
July  2009 6.1 5.5 5.4 2.8
August 2009 5.2 4.6 5.1 2.7
September 2009 4.4 3.9 4.8 2.7
October 2009 3.6 3.2 4.5 2.7
November 2009 2.9 2.7 4.1 2.7
December 2009 2.5 2.4 3.8 2.4
January 2010 2.3 2.4 3.6 2.6
February 2010 2.1 2.3 3.4 2.5
March  2010 1.9 2.2 3.2 2.3
April  2010 1.8 2.2 3.0 2.2
May 2010 1.8 2.2 2.8 2.2
June  2010 1.7 2.2 2.6 2.1
July  2010 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.1
August 2010 1.9 2.4 2.5 2.1
September 2010 2.0 2.4 2.5 2.2
October 2010 2.3 2.7 2.5 2.4
November 2010 2.5 2.9 2.6 2.6
December 2010 2.9 3.2 2.8 2.9
January 2011 3.3 3.4 3.0 3.1
February 2011 3.6 3.7 3.2 3.5
March  2011 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.8
April  2011 4.4 4.3 3.8 4.1
May 2011 4.8 4.6 4.1 4.4
June  2011 5.1 4.8 4.3 4.7
July  2011 5.5 5.2 4.5 5.0
August 2011 5.8 5.5 4.7 5.1
September 2011 6.2 5.8 4.8 5.3
October 2011 6.4 5.9 4.8 5.4
November 2011 6.6 6.1 4.9 5.5
December 2011 6.5 6.0 4.8 5.3
January 2012 6.4 5.8 4.6 5.0
February 2012 6.2 5.6 4.5 4.7
March 2012 5.9 5.3 4.3 4.4
April 2012 5.6 5.0 4.1 4.1
May 2012 5.3 4.6 3.8 3.8
June 2012 5.1 4.4 3.6 3.6
July 2012 4.9 4.1 3.4 3.3
August 2012 4.6 3.9 3.2 3.1
September 2012 4.4 3.7 3.2 2.9
October 2012 4.3 3.6 3.1 2.8
November 2012 4.0 3.4 3.1 2.6
December 2012 3.9 3.3 3.0 2.5
January 2013 3.7 3.2 3.0 2.4
February 2013 3.6 3.0 2.9 2.4
March 2013 3.6 3.0 2.9 2.4
April 2013 3.6 2.9 2.8 2.5
May 2013 3.6 2.9 2.8 2.5
June 2013 3.6 2.8 2.8 2.5
July 2013 3.6 2.8 2.8 2.6
August 2013 3.5 2.8 2.7 2.6
September 2013 3.5 2.7 2.7 2.7
October 2013 3.4 2.6 2.6 2.7
November 2013 3.5 2.6 2.5 2.8
December 2013 3.5 2.6 2.6 2.9
January 2014 3.7 2.8 2.6 3.1
February 2014 3.9 2.9 2.7 3.2
March 2014 4.0 2.9 2.7 3.3
April 2014 4.0 2.9 2.8 3.2
May 2014 4.0 2.9 2.9 3.2
June 2014 4.0 2.9 2.9 3.2
July 2014 3.9 2.9 3.0 3.1
August 2014 4.0 2.9 3.1 3.1

 

Note :
1. The inflation rate is computed by comparing the average level of prices during a twelve-month period with the average level during the preceding twelve-month period.
2. Headline inflation  includes all items that enter into the household consumption .
3. CORE1 excludes "Food, beverages and tobacco" components and mortgage interest on housing loan from headline inflation.
4. CORE2 excludes Food, beverages and tobacco, mortgage interest on housing loan, electricity, gas, other fuels and items whose prices are controlled from headline inflation.
5. TRIM10 truncates 5 per cent of each tail of the distribution of price changes.

 

Detailed CPI series available at http://statsmauritius.gov.mu/CPI and Inflation
 
 Source: Statistics Mauritius
                  Port Louis
             05 September 2014