Annual Report on the Consumer Price Index 2013
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     The Annual Report on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) 2013 was published by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) today (February 24). The report provides a detailed analysis on the movements of the Composite CPI, CPI(A), CPI(B) and CPI(C) in 2013. These series of CPIs reflect the impacts of consumer price changes on households in different expenditure ranges. The report also presents charts and tables showing movements of the CPIs analysed by commodity/service section and their contributions to the overall change in the indices.

     When analysing the CPIs, Hong Kong has all along adopted a classification system which has evolved over time to meet user needs and local situation. To facilitate international comparison, statistical tables of CPIs based on the Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP) developed by the United Nations are also presented in the report.

     Apart from statistics on the CPIs, the report contains detailed explanations of the concepts and compilation methods of the CPIs.

     User can download this publication free of charge at the website of the C&SD (www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp270.jsp?productCode=B1060002).

     Enquiries concerning the report can be made to the Consumer Price Index Section of the Census and Statistics Department (Tel: 2805 6403, Fax: 2577 6253, e-mail: cpi@censtatd.gov.hk).

Ends/Monday, February 24, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:30

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