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Consumer Price Index - 1st Quarter 2018

Highlights
 
 
1.    The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 114.0 in December 2017, registered a net increase of 6.0 points (or 5.3%) to reach 120.0 in March 2018.
 
2.    The main contributors for the net increase in the CPI from December 2017 to March 2018 were:
 
-          higher prices of vegetables, fruits and some other food products;
-          higher charges for domestic services;
-          increase in doctor’s fees;
-          higher prices of gasolene;
-          higher secondary tuition fees;
-          higher prices of some other goods and services;
 
partly offset by
-          lower prices of motor vehicles and air tickets.
 
3.    The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending March 2018 works out to 5.0% compared to 1.3% for the twelve months ending March 2017.
 
4.    The headline inflation rate excluding ‘Alcoholic beverages and tobacco’ for the twelve months ending March 2018 works out to 4.0% compared to 0.4% for the twelve months ending March 2017.
 
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  Statistics Mauritius
  Ministry of Finance and Economic Development                                       
  13 April 2018