This statistical table presents information on the movement of consumer spending in the restaurants sector.
In conjunction with the rebasing of the Composite Consumer Price Index, the series of value and volume indices of restaurant receipts have been re-referenced, taking October 2014 to September 2015 as the new reference period and adopting the relevant components of the 2014/15-based Composite Consumer Price Index as deflators for compiling the volume index of restaurant receipts. The volume index of restaurant receipts is compiled based on the chain-linking approach as stipulated in the System of National Accounts 2008 adopted by the United Nations Statistics Division. The value and volume indices of restaurant receipts contained in this statistical table and their year-on-year rates of changes (including those for earlier quarters back to the fourth quarter of 2004) are compiled based on the re-referenced series. It should be noted that while the year-on-year rates of change in the volume index of restaurant receipts have been changed in the re-referenced series relative to those with October 2009 to September 2010 as the base period, the corresponding year-on-year rates of change in the value index of restaurant receipts are not affected.
Please refer to the report "Report on Quarterly Survey of Restaurant Receipts and Purchases" for concepts, methods, definitions of terms and notes relating to the statistics.