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Consumer Price Index Year 2015




1. The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 105.5 in December 2014, registered a net increase of 1.4 points (or 1.3%) to reach 106.9 in December 2015.



2. The main reasons for the net increase in the CPI during the year 2015 were:


      • higher prices for vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, pulses and some other food products;
      • higher prices of cigarettes;
      • higher prices of ready made clothing;
      • higher doctors’ fees;
      • higher prices of motor vehicles;
      • higher fees for private TV subscription;
      • higher prices of books and newspapers;
      • higher prices of some other goods and services;

         partly offset by

      • lower prices of traders’ rice and milk;
      • lower prices of gasolene, diesel and air tickets;
      • lower interest on housing loan and
      • lower mobile phone charges.


3. The headline inflation rate was 1.3% for year 2015 compared to 3.2% for year 2014.


4. The headline inflation rate excluding 'Alcoholic beverages and tobacco' was 1.2% for year 2015 compared to 2.9% for year 2014.




Statistics Mauritius

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development                                      
15 January 2016