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Consumer Price Index - Year 2017

1.    The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 109.4 in December 2016, registered a net increase of 4.6 points (or 4.2%) to reach 114.0 in December 2017.
     2.   The main reasons for the net increase in the CPI during the year 2017 were:
-             higher prices for vegetables, traders’ rice, fruits, meat, fish, tea and some other food products;
-             higher prices of cigarettes, rum and other cane spirits, and beer and stout;
-             higher prices of ready-made clothing;
-             higher prices of furniture;
-             higher doctors’ fees and clinic charges;
-             higher prices of gasolene and diesel;
-             higher prices for air tickets;
-             higher fees for secondary tuition;
-             higher prices for prepared foods;
-             higher prices of some other goods and services;
partly offset by
-             lower prices of bread;
-             lower interest rates on housing loan.
3.            The headline inflation rate increased from 1.0% in year 2016 to 3.7% in year 2017.
4.    The headline inflation rate excluding 'Alcoholic beverages and tobacco' increased from 0.4% in year 2016 to 2.5% in year 2017. 
  Statistics Mauritius
  Ministry of Finance and Economic Development                                      
  16 January 2018