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

Consumer prices in Hong Kong rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, compared to 2.7 percent growth in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since January and below market expectations of 2.8 percent rise, thanks partly to the slower increases in prices of basic foodstuffs and the private housing rental component. Inflation Rate in Hong Kong averaged 4.54 percent from 1981 until 2015, 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
2.60 2.70 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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-21 08:30 AM Mar 3.0% 3.1% 3.1%
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 2.6% 2.8%
2016-08-22 08:30 AM Jul 2.9%
2016-09-22 08:30 AM Aug 2.7%

Hong Kong Inflation Eases to 2.6% in May


Consumer prices in Hong Kong rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, compared to 2.7 percent growth in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since January and below market expectations of 2.8 percent rise, thanks partly to the slower increases in prices of basic foodstuffs and the private housing rental component.

Year-on-year, increases in prices slowed for food (excluding meals bought away from home) (+2.7 percent from +4.7 percent in April); housing (+4.6 percent from +4.8 percent) and transport (+1.2 percent from +2.0 percent) while accelerated for meals bought away from home (+3.4 percent from 3.3 percent); alcoholic drinks and tobacco (+1.3 percent from +0.2 percent) and miscellaneous services (+2.4 percent from +1.4 percent). In contrast, downward pressure came from durable goods (-5.1 percent from -6.2 percent); clothing and footwear (-2.8 percent from -2.2 percent) and electricity, gas and water (-0.9 percent from -0.2 percent). Meantime, miscellaneous goods (+1.1 percent) cost remained unchanged. 

Netting out the effects of all Government's one-off relief measures, prices went up 2.2 percent, compared to 2.3 percent in the previous month. 

Census and Statistics Department | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
6/21/2016 9:50:26 AM

Hong Kong Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.60 2.70 16.00 -6.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.30 102.40 103.80 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 97.90 97.70 104.10 54.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 97.30 97.40 103.20 52.70 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 101.10 100.80 114.40 98.20 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.10 3.80 8.20 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 -0.97 3.10 -2.43 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.20 -4.40 9.59 -6.20 Index points [+]




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Czech Republic 0.10 May/16
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Dominican Republic 1.71 May/16
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Ecuador 1.63 May/16
Egypt 12.30 May/16
El Salvador 0.73 May/16
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Ethiopia 7.90 May/16
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France 0.00 May/16
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Georgia 2.10 May/16
Germany 0.10 May/16
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Guinea 7.70 Mar/16
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Guyana 0.30 Mar/16
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Honduras 2.36 May/16
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India 5.76 May/16
Indonesia 3.33 May/16
Iran 7.40 Apr/16
Iraq 2.50 May/16
Ireland 0.00 May/16
Israel -0.80 May/16
Italy -0.30 May/16
Ivory Coast 2.30 May/16
Jamaica 2.10 May/16
Japan -0.30 Apr/16
Jordan -1.60 May/16
Kazakhstan 16.70 May/16
Kenya 5.00 May/16
Kosovo -0.10 May/16
Kuwait 2.85 Apr/16
Kyrgyzstan 0.30 May/16
Laos 0.96 Apr/16
Latvia -0.80 May/16
Lebanon -2.45 May/16
Lesotho 7.80 Apr/16
Liberia 7.10 Mar/16
Libya 10.10 Nov/15
Liechtenstein -0.40 May/16
Lithuania 0.50 May/16
Luxembourg -0.03 May/16
Macau 2.64 May/16
Macedonia -0.70 May/16
Madagascar 6.20 Apr/16
Malawi 21.50 May/16
Malaysia 2.00 May/16
Maldives 0.60 Apr/16
Mali -0.60 May/16
Malta 1.00 May/16
Mauritania 0.90 Apr/16
Mauritius 0.80 May/16
Mexico 2.60 May/16
Moldova 7.90 May/16
Mongolia 1.80 May/16
Montenegro -1.00 May/16
Morocco 1.90 May/16
Mozambique 18.27 May/16
Myanmar 14.59 Nov/15
Namibia 6.70 May/16
Nepal 10.00 May/16
Netherlands 0.00 May/16
New Caledonia 0.80 May/16
New Zealand 0.40 Mar/16
Nicaragua 3.70 May/16
Niger 2.10 May/16
Nigeria 15.60 May/16
North Korea 55.00 Jul/13
Norway 3.40 May/16
Oman 1.14 May/16
Pakistan 3.17 May/16
Palestine -0.31 May/16
Panama 0.30 May/16
Papua New Guinea 6.40 Dec/15
Paraguay 3.50 May/16
Peru 3.54 May/16
Philippines 1.60 May/16
Poland -0.90 May/16
Portugal 0.30 May/16
Puerto Rico -0.20 Apr/16
Qatar 2.60 May/16
Republic of the Congo 3.70 Apr/15
Romania -3.50 May/16
Russia 7.30 May/16
Rwanda 4.40 May/16
Sao Tome and Principe 6.00 Apr/16
Saudi Arabia 4.10 May/16
Senegal 1.30 Apr/16
Serbia 0.70 May/16
Seychelles -1.20 May/16
Sierra Leone 8.85 Dec/15
Singapore -1.60 May/16
Slovakia -0.80 May/16
Slovenia -0.40 May/16
Somalia -4.00 Dec/14
South Africa 6.10 May/16
South Korea 0.80 May/16
South Sudan 295.00 May/16
Spain -1.00 May/16
Sri Lanka 4.80 May/16
Sudan 13.98 May/16
Suriname 46.10 Apr/16
Swaziland 8.50 Apr/16
Sweden 0.60 May/16
Switzerland -0.40 May/16
Syria 44.70 Nov/15
Taiwan 1.24 May/16
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Tanzania 5.20 May/16
Thailand 0.46 May/16
Togo 2.40 May/16
Trinidad and Tobago 3.50 Apr/16
Tunisia 3.60 May/16
Turkey 6.58 May/16
Turkmenistan 7.00 Dec/15
Uganda 5.40 May/16
Ukraine 7.50 May/16
United Arab Emirates 1.63 Apr/16
United Kingdom 0.30 May/16
United States 1.00 May/16
Uruguay 11.00 May/16
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Venezuela 180.90 Dec/15
Vietnam 2.40 Jun/16
Yemen 9.49 Nov/14
Zambia 21.30 May/16
Zimbabwe -1.69 May/16