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Wage Rate Index - 1st Quarter 2018

Wage Rate Index – 1st Quarter 2018 (Base: fourth quarter 2016=100)
Highlights
The wage rate index increased by 1.3% or 1.4 points to reach 106.4 in the first quarter 2018 from 105.0 in the fourth quarter 2017 (Base: 4th quarter 2016=100).          
 
2.       Main changes registered in the sub-indices from 4th Quarter 2017 to 1st Quarter 2018 are:
 
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+8.2%
Other service activities
+4.4%
Manufacturing
+2.5%
Real estate activities
+2.5%
Information and communication
+2.2%
Education
+2.1%
 
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
-12.2%
 
 
 
3.       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 1.9% or 0.6 point from 4th quarter 2017 to 1st quarter 2018. The General Government sector accounts for around 34% of the total weight of the wage rate index.
 
 
4.        The index for the private sector which accounts for around 54% of the total weight of the wage rate index increased by 0.8% or 0.8 point from 105.7 in the 4th quarter 2017 to 106.5 in the 1st quarter 2018.
 
5.       The index for the public sector which comprises General Government and Public enterprises and accounting for around 46% of the wage rate index, increased by 2.0% or 2.1 points from 104.2 in the 4th quarter 2017 to 106.3 in the 1st quarter 2018.
 
 
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Statistics Mauritius
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
June 2018