Updated Bank of Mauritius survey questions people on inflation causes

Port Louis, capital of Mauritius

External factors and a change in the exchange rate were the two main factors which accounted for the "prevailing" inflation rate in Mauritius, according to respondents to a survey by the Bank of Mauritius.

As part of the central bank's 33rd inflation expectations survey on December 12, 71.4% of respondents said external factors were causing low inflation, which measured 2.2% in November.

Meanwhile, 38.1% believed the change in exchange rate was the second most important factor. Over the course o