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Consumer Price Index - 1st Quarter 2019

Highlights
 
 1.      The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 102.4 in December 2018, registered a net increase of 2.0 points (or 2.0%) to reach 104.4 in March 2019.
 
2.      The main contributors for the net increase in the CPI from December 2018 to March 2019 were:
 
-    higher prices of vegetables (+1.6 points), ginger (+0.1 point), meat        (+0.1 point), fruits (+0.1 point) and some other food products (+0.2 point);
-    higher prices of goods for personal care (+0.1 point); and
-    higher prices of some other goods and services (+0.6 point);
partly offset by
-    lower prices of air tickets (-0.3 point) and gasolene (-0.3 point); and
-    lower university fees (-0.2 point).
 
3.      The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending March 2019 works out to 1.4%, compared to 5.0% for the twelve months ending March 2018.
 
4.      The headline inflation rate excluding “Alcoholic beverages and tobacco” for the twelve months ending March 2019 works out to 1.4% compared to 4.0% for the twelve months ending March 2018.
 
 
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  Statistics Mauritius
  Ministry of Finance and Economic Development                                      
  12 April 2019