Inflation Rate in Mauritius increased to 2.40 percent in May from 0.20 percent in April of 2021. 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 June of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Mauritius is expected to be 1.60 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 2.30 in 12 months time. 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
2.40 0.20 18.10 -1.40 1988 - 2021 percent Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-05 10:30 AM Feb 1.2% 1% 1.3%
2021-04-07 10:20 AM Mar 1% 1.2% 1.5%
2021-05-07 10:30 AM Apr 0.2% 1% 1.3%
2021-06-07 10:00 AM May 2.4% 0.2% 0.7%
2021-07-07 10:00 AM Jun 2.4%
2021-08-06 10:00 AM Jul
2021-09-07 10:00 AM Aug
2021-10-07 10:00 AM Sep

News Stream
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.
Mauritius Inflation Rate at 17-Month Low
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius fell to 0.2 percent in April 2021 from 1 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation since November 2019, as prices continued to fall for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-4.0 percent vs -1.6 percent in March) and housing & utilities (-10.6 percent vs -5.6 percent). Additionally, prices rose at a softer pace for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.9 percent vs 2.0 percent), furnishings (4.7 percent vs 5.4 percent), restaurants & hotels (3.5 percent vs 3.9 percent), clothing and footwear (1.8 percent vs 2.2 percent) and health (5.7 Percent vs 6.0 percent). On the other hand, cost advanced faster for transport (5.7 percent vs 2.9 percent) and recreation & culture (3.5 percent vs 2.6 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for miscellaneous goods & services (at 4.6 percent) and Communication (at 0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 0.5 percent, after a 0.6 percent increase in the previous month.
Mauritius March Inflation Rate Slows to 1%
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius eased to 1 percent in March of 2021 from 1.2 percent in the previous month, as prices continued to fall for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-1.6 percent vs -1.5 percent in February) and housing & utilities (-5.6 percent, the same pace as in February). In addition, inflation slowed for furnishings (5.4 percent vs 6.1 percent); recreation & culture (2.6 percent vs 3.3 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (4.6 percent vs 5.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.6 percent, after a 0.9 percent increase in the previous month.
Mauritius Inflation Rate Recovers from 13-Month Low
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius increased to 1.2 percent in February of 2021, up from a 13-month low of 1 percent in January. Upward pressure came from: transport (2.9 percent vs 2.1 percent in January); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.2 percent vs 2.0 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (6.1 percent vs 3.9 percent); and restaurants and hotels (3.6 percent vs 3.5 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (5.1 percent vs 4.5 percent). By contrast, prices fell for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.5 percent vs -0.7 percent) and housing and utilities (-5.6 percent vs -5.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.9 percent, following a 0.8 increase 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). .