The annual inflation rate in Mauritius soared to 2 percent in January 2020 from 0.9 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since November 2018, mainly due to rising prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.9 percent vs 3.1 percent in December). Additional upward pressure came from recreation & culture (2.1 percent vs 1.9 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (1.2 percent vs 0.4 percent); furnishings (2.4 percent vs 2.6 percent) and housing & utilities (0.1 percent vs -0.2 percent). In contrast, transport cost fell (-0.3 percent vs -1.8 percent); communication (-0.8 percent vs -0.3 percent) and education (-3.8 percent vs -3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices shot up 2.4 percent, after increasing 0.3 percent in the prior month.

Inflation Rate in Mauritius averaged 5.90 percent from 1988 until 2020, 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. This page provides - Mauritius Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Inflation Rate in Mauritius is expected to be 0.80 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 1.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Mauritius Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 0.90 18.10 -1.40 1988 - 2020 percent Monthly
2017=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-08 07:00 AM Oct 0.4% 1.3% 1.0%
2019-12-06 09:30 AM Nov 0.3% 0.3% 0.7%
2020-01-09 09:30 AM Dec 0.9% 0.3% 0.5%
2020-02-07 10:00 AM Jan 2.0% 0.9% 1.2%
2020-03-06 09:00 AM Feb 2.0% 0.6%
2020-04-07 10:00 AM Mar 0.8%
2020-05-08 09:00 AM Apr
2020-06-05 09:00 AM May


News Stream
Mauritius January Inflation Rate at Over 1-Year High of 2%
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius soared to 2 percent in January 2020 from 0.9 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since November 2018, mainly due to rising prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.9 percent vs 3.1 percent in December). Additional upward pressure came from recreation & culture (2.1 percent vs 1.9 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (1.2 percent vs 0.4 percent); furnishings (2.4 percent vs 2.6 percent) and housing & utilities (0.1 percent vs -0.2 percent). In contrast, transport cost fell (-0.3 percent vs -1.8 percent); communication (-0.8 percent vs -0.3 percent) and education (-3.8 percent vs -3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices shot up 2.4 percent, after increasing 0.3 percent in the prior month.
2020-02-07
Mauritius December Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 0.9%
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius rose to 0.9 percent in December 2019, its highest level since September, from 0.3 percent in the prior month. Prices advanced faster mainly for food & non-alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.1 percent vs 0.6 percent in November); furnishings (2.6 percent vs 1.9 percent) and recreation & culture (1.9 percent vs 1.6 percent). Conversely, cost decreased for transport (-1.8 percent vs -1.9 percent); housing & utilities (-0.2 percent, the same pace as in November) and education (-3 percent, the same pace as in November). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, the same pace as in the preceding month.
2020-01-09
Mauritius Inflation Rate Steady at 7-Month Low of 0.3%
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius remained unchanged at 0.3 percent in November 2019, its lowest level since March. Prices slowed for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.1 percent vs 0.9 percent in October) and clothing & footwear (2.6 percent vs 3.2 percent) while decreased for transport (-1.9 percent vs -1.6 percent); housing & utilities (-0.2 percent vs 0.2 percent); communication (-0.3 percent vs -0.4 percent) and education (-3 percent, the same pace as in October). In contrast, cost increased faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.6 percent vs 0.4 percent); furnishings (1.9 percent vs 1.5 percent); recreation & culture (1.6 percent vs 1.4 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.4 percent vs 0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, after falling 0.5 percent in the previous month.
2019-12-06
Mauritius Inflation Rate at 7-Month Low of 0.4%
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius dropped to 0.4 percent in October 2019 from 1.3 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest inflation rate since a 1.4 percent fall in March. Prices slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.5 percent vs 4.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (0.9 percent vs 1.0 percent in September). In addition, cost continued to fall for both transport (-1.6 percent, the same pace as in September) and education (-3 percent vs -4 percent). On the other hand, prices rose faster for restaurants & hotels (2.3 percent vs 1.3 percent), while alcoholic beverages & tobacco inflation was steady (at 1.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.5 percent, after falling 0.4 percent in the previous month.
2019-11-08

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). .