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Consumer Price Index - 1st Quarter 2016

 Highlights

 
The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 106.9 in December 2015, registered a net increase of 4.2 points (or +4.0%) to reach 111.1 in March 2016.
 
 The main reasons for the net increase in the CPI from December 2015 to March 2016 were:
 
-   higher prices of vegetables and some other food products;
-   higher prices of washing materials and softeners;
-   higher tuition fees;
-   higher university fees;
-   higher prices of goods for personal care;
-   higher prices of some other goods and services:
     partly offset by
-   lower electricity rates;
  lower prices of gasoline, diesel and air tickets.
 
 
The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending March 2016 works out to 0.9%, compared to 2.4% for the twelve months ending March 2015.
 
The headline inflation rate excluding “Alcoholic beverages and tobacco” for the twelve months ending March 2016 works out to 0.7% compared to 2.2% for the twelve months ending March 2015. 
 
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 Statistics Mauritius

 Ministry of Finance and Economic Development                                      

 15 April 2016