The inflation rate in Mauritius stood at 1.5% in August of 2020, its lowest level since December. Prices advanced at the same pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (at 2.6%) and education (at 3.2%), while inflation slowed for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.1% vs 1.6%) and furnishings (3.8% vs 4%). Meantime, cost fell for housing & utilities (-5.1% vs -4.7%) and communications (-0.3%, the same pace as in July). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.4%, after dropping 0.3% in the prior month.

Inflation Rate in Mauritius averaged 5.83 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. Mauritius Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020.

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 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2021 and 2.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Mauritius Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 1.50 18.10 -1.40 1988 - 2020 percent Monthly
2017=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-05 10:00 AM May 2.8% 4.2% 4.5%
2020-07-07 10:00 AM Jun 1.7% 2.8% 3%
2020-08-07 10:00 AM Jul 1.5% 1.7% 1.5%
2020-09-07 10:00 AM Aug 1.5% 1.5% 1.7%
2020-10-07 10:00 AM Sep 1.5% 2%
2020-11-09 09:00 AM Oct
2020-12-07 09:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Mauritius August Inflation Rate Steady at 1.5%
The inflation rate in Mauritius stood at 1.5% in August of 2020, its lowest level since December. Prices advanced at the same pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (at 2.6%) and education (at 3.2%), while inflation slowed for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.1% vs 1.6%) and furnishings (3.8% vs 4%). Meantime, cost fell for housing & utilities (-5.1% vs -4.7%) and communications (-0.3%, the same pace as in July). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.4%, after dropping 0.3% in the prior month.
2020-09-11
Mauritius Inflation Rate at 7-Month Low of 1.7%
The inflation rate in Mauritius fell to 1.7 percent in June of 2020 from 2.8 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December, mainly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.3 percent vs 7.5 percent) and furnishings (3.8 percent vs 4.4 percent). In addition, lower costs were observed for housing & utilities (-3.1 percent vs -2.7 percent) and communication (-0.5 percent vs -0.6 percent). In contrast, inflation quickened for transport (1.6 percent vs 1.1 percent) and restaurants & hotels (2.5 percent vs 1.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined 2 percent.
2020-07-09
Mauritius April Inflation Rate at Over 2-Year High of 4.2%
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius climbed to 4.2 percent in April of 2020 from 2.9 percent in the previous month. This was the highest inflation rate since April of 2018, mainly. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (12.2 percent vs 7.9 percent in March), probably boosted by fears of shortages of essential products due to the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, inflation slowed for transport (1 percent vs 1.4 percent) and recreation & culture (1.8 percent vs 2.3 percent). At the same time, costs dropped for transport (-0.2 percent, after being flat in March) and communication (-0.6 percent vs -0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.3 percent, following a 0.8 percent rise in the previous month.
2020-05-08
Mauritius March Inflation Rate at Near 2-Year High of 2.9%
The annual inflation rate in Mauritius soared to 2.9 percent in March of 2020 from 2.2 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation since April of 2018, amid rising prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.9 percent vs 6.1 percent in February); furnishings (2.8 percent vs 1.4 percent); recreation & culture (2.3 percent vs 1.1 percent); transport (1.4 percent vs 0..9 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (2.3 percent vs 1.1 percent). Meanwhile, the cost was flat for housing & utilities ( vs 0.1 percent in February). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.8 percent, after rising 0.7 percent in the prior month.
2020-04-28

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). .