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​Price Fixing Unit

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PRICE CONTROL

The prices of several basic co​mmodities such as rice, flour and bread have traditionally been administered in Mauritius.  Administered prices have long represented a form of social protection in Mauritius due to the country's dependence on imported staples such as rice and flour.  Price controls were introduced in the late 1960s to benefit consumers by making available essential commodities at reasonable prices and on regular supply.

Price control of commodities can be classified under three categories: -

(i)    Commodities under Maximum Retail Price.

(ii)    Commodities under Maximum Mark Up.

(iii)  Commodities under Maximum Recommended Retail Price.

 The Price Fixing Unit under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Consumer Protection has as main objective to fix the prices of certain essential commodities under the Maximum Price Regulations for the welfare of consumers and to prevent traders from profiteering. It also deals with the price of essential commodities which are subject to control through the Maximum Mark Up system like pharmaceutical products, Infant milk powder etc; milk powder under the Maximum Recommended Retail Price (MRRP) and controlled commodities applicable to the island of Rodrigues.

 MAXIMUM PRICE​​

Consumer goods in respect of which the maximum wholesale and retail prices are determined :

 

1.    Scheduled Bread
2.    Fertilizers (Only Straight and Complex)
3.    Rice (Excluding luxury rice)
4.    Flour (Including Whole Wheat Flour)
5.    LPG (Cylinders of 5, 6 & 12 kg)
6.    Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK)
7.    Mogas & Gas Oil
8.    Potatoes    
9.    Onions

 MAXIMUM MARK UP​​

Goods controlled under the Maximum Mark Up Regulations are:

SN​List of commoditiesSpecial Allowance (%)Mark up (%)
1
Basmati rice ​620
2Blood Glucose Strips 235
3Corned Beef119
4

Corned Mutton (Imported)

Corned Mutton (Locally Manufactured)

1

-

19

19

5Face masks-15
6Hand sanitisers-15
7Imported Fresh Fruits545
8Infant Milk Powder-17
9Long grain rice620
10Pharmaceutical Products235
11Pilchards119
12Respirators (Specialised face masks)-15
13Sanitary Pads-20
14Sanitary Tampons-20
15Sanitary Towels-20​


 

MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE (MRRP)​

Goods under MRRP 

 Milk Pow​der

 PRICE CONTROL IN RODRIGUES​

List of Products​Wholesaler's Profit (%)Retailer's Profit(%)
Adult Diapers
912
Animal feed85
Blood Glucose Strips 21.6
Butter and Margarine47
Canned Fish68
Canned Meat68
Canned Poultry68
Canned Sausages68
Cheese58

Edible Oil (Crude Oil)

                     5                                             8                      
Edible Oil (Refined Oil)​​
4​8​
Face Masks  7
Hand sanitisers 7 8
Infant Milk Powder67
Milk Powder 67
Tea 37
Respirators (Specialised face masks) 7
CementN/AN/A
Fish (Fresh,Gutted and Chilled) N/AN/A
BreadN/AN/A
Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) N/AN/A
Flour wheaten N/AN/A
Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG in cylinder of 5,6 and 12 kgs)N/AN/A
Rice N/AN/A
MogasN/AN/A
Gas OilN/AN/A​
GarlicN/AN/A
​OnionN/AN/A
​PotatoesN/AN/A