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Consumer Price Index - 1st Quarter 2017

 

Highlights
 
 
1.  The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 109.4 in December 2016, registered a net increase of 3.1 points (or 2.8%) to reach 112.5 in March 2017.
 
2.  The main reasons for the net increase in the CPI from December 2016 to March 2017 were:
    -  higher prices of vegetables, traders’ rice, milk, fruits and some other food products
    -  higher prices of ready-made clothing;
    -  increases in doctors’ and clinical fees;
    -  higher prices of gasolene and diesel;
    -  higher tuition fees;
    -  higher prices of goods for personal care;
    -  higher prices of some other goods and services;
    -  partly offset by
    -  lower prices of air tickets.
 
3.  The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending March 2017 works out to 1.3% compared to 0.9% for the twelve months ending March 2016.
 
4.  The headline inflation rate excluding ‘Alcoholic beverages and tobacco’ for the twelve months ending March 2017 works out to 0.2% compared to 0.7% for the twelve months ending March 2016.

  

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Statistics Mauritius
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development                                      
14 April 2017