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PRODUCER PRICE INDEX – MANUFACTURING (PPI-M)

 (Base Period: 2013=100)

3rd Quarter 2020

Press Communique

 PPI-M, which stood at 113.5 in June 2020, registered an increase of 2.4 points (+2.1%) during the third quarter of 2020 to reach 115.9 in September 2020. On a monthly basis, PPI-M increased by 1.5 points (+1.3%), 0.6 point (+0.5%) and 0.3 point (+0.3%) in July, August and September 2020 respectively.

The average PPI-M for the third quarter of 2020 stood at 115.5, i.e. an increase of 2.7 points (+2.4%) from 112.8 in the second quarter of 2020. This increase was mainly attributable to higher prices of “Food products and beverages” (+2.8%), “Other products” (+13.5%), “Wearing apparel” (+6.6%) and “Other transport equipment” (+5.8%). Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2019, the average PPI-M for the third quarter of 2020 increased by 5.3 points (+4.8%), mainly explained by higher prices of “Food products and beverages” (+5.4%), “Other products” (+24.0%), “Other non-metallic mineral products” (+6.1%), “Wearing apparel” (+6.6%) and “Other transport equipment” (+11.3%).

 

 

Statistics Mauritius

Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development

16 December 2020

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