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Consumer Price Index 1st Quarter 2014

Highlights
 
 
The Consumer Price Index, which stood at 105.3 in December 2013, registered a net increase of 2.4 points (or 2.3%) to reach 107.7 in March 2014.
 
The main reasons for the net increase in the CPI from December 2013 to March 2014 were:
-            higher prices of vegetables;
-            higher prices of trader’s rice, milk and some other food products;
-            higher workman’s wages;
-            higher doctors’ fees;
-            higher prices of motor vehicles;
-            higher prices of prepared food;
-            higher prices of goods for personal care;
partly offset by
-            lower prices of  fruits and meat.
 
The headline inflation rate for the twelve months ending March 2014 works out to 4.0% compared to 3.6% for the twelve months ending March 2013.
The headline inflation rate excluding 'Alcoholic beverages and tobacco' for the twelve months ending March 2014 works out to 3.1% compared to 2.5% for the twelve months ending March 2013.
 
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Statistics Mauritius
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development                                       
16 April 2014