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Consumer Price Index - 2nd Quarter 2019

Highlights
 
 
1.    The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 104.4 in March 2019, registered a net decrease of 1.0 point (or 1.0%) to reach 103.4 in June 2019. The main reasons for the net decrease in the CPI from March to June 2019 were:
 
-          price decreases of gasolene (-0.2 point) and cooking gas (-0.1 point) following 2019/20 budget;
-          lower prices of vegetables (-0.9 point) and meat (-0.1 point);
            partly offset by
-          higher prices of traders’ rice (+0.1 point) and air tickets (+0.2 point).
 
2.    The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending June 2019 works out to 1.0%, compared to 4.3% for the twelve months ending June 2018. 
 
3.    The headline inflation rate excluding “Alcoholic beverages and tobacco” for the twelve months ending June 2019 works out to 1.1% compared to 3.5% for the twelve months ending June 2018.
 
 
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  Statistics Mauritius
  Ministry of Finance and Economic Development                                      
  12 July 2019