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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)

CPI 1st Quarter 2015

1st Quarter 2015
 
Highlights
 
 
The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 105.5 in December 2014, registered a net increase of         4.6 points (or 4.4%) to reach 110.1 in March 2015.
 
The main reasons for the net increase in the CPI from December 2014 to March 2015 were:
 
-            higher prices of vegetables;
-            higher doctors’ fees;
-            higher prices of motor vehicles;
-            higher prices of some other goods and services;
partly offset by
-            lower prices of milk;
-            lower prices of air tickets and internet fees.
 
The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending March 2015 works  out  to 2.4%   compared to 4.0% for the twelve months ending March 2014.
 
The headline inflation rate excluding ‘Alcoholic beverages and tobacco’ for the twelve months ending March 2015 works out to 2.2% compared to 3.1% for the twelve months ending March 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Statistics Mauritius
  Ministry of Finance and Economic Development                                      
  15 April 2015       
 
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