The annual inflation rate in Mauritius slowed to 6 percent in August of 2021 from 6.5 percent in the previous month, which was the highest inflation rate since March of 2018. Inflation slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.7 percent vs 9.4 percent in July); transport (7.2 percent vs 8.7 percent); health (5.5 percent vs 5.9 percent); restaurants & hotels (4.2 percent vs 4.9 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (6.5 percent vs 7.2 percent). On the other hand, prices advanced faster for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (11.5 percent vs 10.3 percent); recreation & culture (5.7 percent vs 4.8 percent) and housing & utilities (0.7 percent vs 0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent, following a 0.3 percent uptick in July. source: Central Statistics Office, Mauritius

Inflation Rate in Mauritius averaged 5.75 percent from 1988 until 2021, 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. Mauritius Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Mauritius is expected to be 5.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Mauritius Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.80 percent in 2022 and 3.60 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Mauritius Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 6.50 18.10 -1.40 1988 - 2021 percent Monthly
2017=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-07 10:00 AM May 2.4% 0.2% 0.7%
2021-07-07 10:30 AM Jun 5.9% 2.4% 3%
2021-08-06 10:00 AM Jul 6.5% 5.9%
2021-09-07 10:00 AM Aug 6% 6.5% 6.3%
2021-10-07 10:00 AM Sep 6%
2021-11-10 10:30 AM Oct
2021-12-07 09:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Mauritius Inflation Rate Edges Down to 6% in August
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius slowed to 6 percent in August of 2021 from 6.5 percent in the previous month, which was the highest inflation rate since March of 2018. Inflation slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.7 percent vs 9.4 percent in July); transport (7.2 percent vs 8.7 percent); health (5.5 percent vs 5.9 percent); restaurants & hotels (4.2 percent vs 4.9 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (6.5 percent vs 7.2 percent). On the other hand, prices advanced faster for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (11.5 percent vs 10.3 percent); recreation & culture (5.7 percent vs 4.8 percent) and housing & utilities (0.7 percent vs 0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent, following a 0.3 percent uptick in July.
2021-09-07
Mauritius July Inflation Rate Highest since 2018
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius soared to 6.5 percent in July of 2021 from 5.9 percent in the prior month. It is the highest inflation rate since March of 2018, pushed up by prices of transport (8.7 percent vs 5.8 percent in June); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (10.3 percent vs 8.2 percent); clothing & footwear (2.5 percent vs 2.3 percent); recreation & culture (4.7 percent vs 4.3 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (5.4 percent vs 4.8 percent). Additionally, inflation rebounded slightly for housing & utilities (0.1 percent vs -1.7 percent), while it slowed a bit for food & non-alcoholic beverages (9.4 percent vs 10.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, following a 1.5 percent increase in the previous month.
2021-08-06
Mauritius June Inflation Rate at Over 3-Year High
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius climbed to 5.9% in June of 2021 from 2.4% in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since March of 2018, mainly boosted by prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.7% vs 2.3% in May) alcoholic beverages & tobacco (8.2% vs 3%). Additional upward pressure came from health (5.9% vs 5.5%); transport (5.8% vs 5%); furnishings (5.4% vs 4.2%) and education (5.4% vs 5.3%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 1.5%, following a 0.7% increase in the previous month.
2021-07-07
Mauritius May Inflation Rate at 5-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius picked up to 2.4% in May of 2021 from 0.2% in the prior month. It was the highest inflation rate since last December, mainly boosted by prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.3% vs -4% in April); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.1% vs 1.9%); transport (5% vs 5.7%); recreation & culture (4.6% vs 3.5%) and restaurants & hotels (4.7% vs 3.5%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.7%, following a 0.5% increase in the prior month.
2021-06-08

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). .