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.

Inflation Rate in Mauritius averaged 5.91 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. 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 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Mauritius Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.90 0.30 18.10 -1.40 1988 - 2019 percent Monthly
2017=100

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-07 10:00 AM Sep 1.3% 1.8% 2.0%
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 09:00 AM Jan 0.9% 1.2%


News Stream
2019-12-06
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.

2019-11-08
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.

2019-10-07
Mauritius Inflation Rate Edges Down to 1.3% in September
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius dropped to 1.3 percent in September 2019 from 1.8 percent in the previous month. Prices slowed mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.2 percent vs 5.8 percent in August); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.0 percent vs 1.6 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.3 percent vs 2.4 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.0 percent vs 1.2 percent). Also, cost declined for transport (-1.3 percent vs -1.2 percent); education (-4 percent, the same pace as in August) and housing & utilities (-0.5 percent, the same pace as in August). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.4 percent, after increasing 0.3 percent in the previous month.

2019-09-10
Mauritius Inflation Rate at 8-Month High of 1.8%
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.

2019-08-07
Mauritius Inflation Rate Ticks Up to 0.8% in July
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius edged higher at 0.8 percent in July 2019 from 0.6 percent in the prior month. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.1 percent vs 2.0 percent in June); furnishings (1.6 percent vs 1.2 percent); restaurants & hotels (3.2 percent vs 3.1 percent) and recreation & culture (1.5 percent vs 1.2 percent). Meantime, inflation slowed mostly for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.1 percent vs 1.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (0.6 percent vs 1.7 percent). On the other hand, cost declined for transport (-2.8 percent vs -3.3 percent); housing & utilities (-0.6 percent vs -0.1 percent); education (-4 percent vs -3.2 percent) and communication (-0.1 percent vs 0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat after falling 0.9 percent in the prior month.

2019-07-05
Mauritius Inflation Rate Edges Down to 0.6% in June
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius eased to 0.6 percent in June 2019 from 0.8 percent in the prior month. Prices rose at a slower pace for furnishings (1.2 percent vs 1.5 percent in May); health (1.9 percent vs 2.0 percent) and fell for transport (-3.3 percent vs -0.6 percent) and housing & utilities (-0.1 percent vs 0.2 percent). On the other hand, cost advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2 percent vs 1.4 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.2 percent vs 1.0 percent); clothing & footwear (3.3 percent vs 3.0 percent); restaurants & hotels (3.1 percent vs 2.6 percent); recreation & culture (1.2 percent vs 0.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.7 percent vs 0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.9 percent, after being unchanged in the previous month.


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). .

Mauritius Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.90 0.30 18.10 -1.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.34 103.07 105.92 9.85 points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.90 1.80 6.20 0.80 percent [+]
Producer Prices 110.40 110.20 110.40 69.40 points [+]
Food Inflation 3.10 0.60 15.80 -27.28 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.30 4.40 -2.50 percent [+]
Import Prices 93.30 92.90 127.20 77.40 points [+]
Export Prices 102.70 99.10 107.30 49.00 points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 97.56 97.55 101.72 93.66 points [+]
CPI Transportation 105.16 104.80 107.18 97.15 points [+]