The annual inflation rate in Mauritius climbed to 1.8 percent in August 2019, the highest level since last December, from 0.8 percent in July, mainly due to rising prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.8 percent vs 3.1 percent in July). Additional upward pressure came from alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.6 percent vs 1.1 percent); furnishings (2.2 percent vs 1.6 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (1.2 percent vs 0.6 percent) and clothing & footwear (3.4 percent vs 3.2 percent). Meanwhile, prices fell for housing & utilities (-0.5 percent vs -0.6 percent) and transport (-1.2 percent vs -2.8 percent); recreation & culture (-4 percent, the same pace as in July) and communication (-0.1 percent, the same pace as in July). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.3 percent, after being flat in the previous month Inflation Rate in Mauritius averaged 5.96 percent from 1988 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 18.10 percent in April of 1989 and a record low of -1.40 percent in March of 2019.

Inflation Rate in Mauritius is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Mauritius to stand at 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-10 09:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY May 0.8% 0.6% 1.0%
2019-07-05 10:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jun 0.6% 0.8% 0.3%
2019-08-07 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jul 0.8% 0.6% 0.9%
2019-09-10 09:55 AM Inflation Rate YoY Aug 1.8% 0.8% 0.6%
2019-10-07 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Sep 1.8% 2.0%
2019-11-08 05:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Oct 2.1%
2019-12-06 04:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Nov 0.8%


Mauritius Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.80 0.80 18.10 -1.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.67 103.40 105.92 9.85 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.40 1.40 6.20 0.80 percent [+]
Producer Prices 110.10 110.00 110.10 69.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 5.80 3.10 15.80 -27.28 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.00 4.40 -2.50 percent [+]
Import Prices 89.00 92.00 127.20 77.40 Index points [+]
Export Prices 96.80 96.50 107.30 49.00 Index points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 97.51 97.56 101.72 93.66 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 104.03 103.83 107.18 97.15 Index Points [+]


Mauritius Inflation Rate

In Mauritius, the main components of the consumer price index are: Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (24.8 percent of the total weight); Transport (14.7 percent); Housing, Water, Electricity and Other Fuels (11.2 percent) and Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (11 percent). Others include Furniture and Household Equipment (5.9 percent); Restaurants & Hotels (5.4 percent); Miscellaneous Goods & Services (5.0 percent); Education (5 percent); Clothing & Footwear (4.6 percent); Communication (4.4 percent); Recreation & Culture (4.2 percent) and Health (3.8 percent). . This page provides - Mauritius Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Mauritius Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 0.80 18.10 -1.40 1988 - 2019 percent Monthly
2017=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 53.60 Aug/19
Australia 1.60 Jun/19
Brazil 3.43 Aug/19
Canada 1.90 Aug/19
China 2.80 Aug/19
Euro Area 1.00 Aug/19
France 1.00 Aug/19
Germany 1.40 Aug/19
India 3.21 Aug/19
Indonesia 3.49 Aug/19
Italy 0.40 Aug/19
Japan 0.30 Aug/19
Mexico 3.16 Aug/19
Netherlands 2.80 Aug/19
Russia 4.30 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia -1.30 Jul/19
Singapore 0.40 Jul/19
South Africa 4.30 Aug/19
South Korea 0.00 Aug/19
Spain 0.30 Aug/19
Switzerland 0.30 Aug/19
Turkey 15.01 Aug/19
United Kingdom 1.70 Aug/19
United States 1.70 Aug/19


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