Hong Kong Inflation Rate  1981-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Hong Kong went up 2.4 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, compared to 2.6 percent rise in May. It was the lowest figure since December of 2015, as food and housing inflation slowed. Inflation Rate in Hong Kong averaged 4.51 percent from 1981 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 16 percent in October of 1981 and a record low of -6.10 percent in August of 1999. Inflation Rate in Hong Kong is reported by the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.40 2.60 16.00 -6.10 1981 - 2016 percent Monthly
2009/2010=100
In Hong Kong, the composite consumer price index is based on a monthly survey conducted throughout the territory. The indicator consists of 980 consumer goods and services classified into 9 major groups. Housing accounts for 31.6 percent of total weight, Food for 27.5 percent and Miscellaneous Services such as education, communications, information and medical care for 15.9 percent. Transport constitutes 8.5 percent of total index; Durable Goods for 5.2 percent; Miscellaneous Goods for 4.2 percent and Clothing and Footwear for 3.4 percent. Electricity, Gas and Water account for 3.1 percent and Alcoholic Drinks and Tobacco for the remaining 0.6 percent. This page provides the latest reported value for - Hong Kong Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Hong Kong Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-23 08:30 AM Apr 2.7% 3.0% 3.4%
2016-06-21 08:30 AM May 2.6% 2.7% 2.8% 2.7%
2016-07-21 08:30 AM Jun 2.4% 2.6% 2.8%
2016-08-22 08:30 AM Jul 2.9%
2016-09-22 08:30 AM Aug 2.7%
2016-10-20 08:30 AM Sep 2.8%

Hong Kong Inflation at 6-Month Low of 2.4%


Consumer prices in Hong Kong went up 2.4 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, compared to 2.6 percent rise in May. It was the lowest figure since December of 2015, as food and housing inflation slowed.

Year-on-year, cost rose at a slower pace for food (excluding meals bought away from home) (+1.8 percent from +2.7 percent in May); housing (+4.4 percent from +4.6 percent) and meals bought away from home (+3.3 percent from +3.4 percent), while inflation accelerated for transport (+1.3 percent from +1.2 percent); alcoholic drinks and tobacco (+2.5 percent from +1.3 percent); miscellaneous services (+2.6 percent from +2.4 percent) and miscellaneous goods (+1.5 percent +1.1 percent). On the other hand, prices fell for durable goods (-4.8 percent from -5.1 percent); clothing and footwear (-3.3 percent from -2.8 percent) and electricity, gas and water (-2.2 percent from -0.9 percent).

Netting out the effects of all Government's one-off relief measures, prices went up 2.1 percent, compared to 2.2 percent in the previous month. 

Census and Statistics Department | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
7/21/2016 10:46:48 AM

Hong Kong Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.40 2.60 16.00 -6.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.30 102.30 103.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 104.50 105.00 109.00 14.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.80 102.40 114.50 84.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 97.80 97.90 104.10 54.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 97.00 97.30 103.20 52.70 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 101.20 101.10 114.40 98.20 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.70 3.10 8.20 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 -0.97 3.10 -2.43 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.80 -3.20 9.59 -6.20 percent [+]




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