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Wage Rate Index - 1st Quarter 2017


1.   The wage rate index for the first quarter 2017 (Base: 4th quarter 2011 = 100) increased by 1.0% or 1.3 points to reach 136.8 from 135.5 in the fourth quarter 2016.


2.  The wage rate index for the General Government sector which comprises Ministries, Government departments and agencies operating under them, municipalities, district councils and Rodrigues Regional Assembly increased by 0.8% to reach 146.6 in the first quarter 2017 from 145.4 in the fourth quarter 2016. The General Government sector accounts for around 32% of the total weight of the wage rate index.
3.  Main changes registered in the sub-indices from 4th Quarter 2016 to 1st Quarter 2017 are:
Real estate activities
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Transportation and storage
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Human health and social work activities
Decrease in ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ is due to intercrop season which mainly falls in the first quarter.
Statistics Mauritius
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development


June 2017