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Consumer Price Indices (October 2014 – September 2015 = 100)
Sep 2018  
Oct 2018  
Composite Consumer Price Index   
107.4  
107.7  
Composite Consumer Price Index (yoy%)   
+2.7  
+2.7  
Consumer Price Index (A)   
108.7  
108.9  
Consumer Price Index (A) (yoy%)   
+3.3  
+3.2  
Consumer Price Index (B)   
107.0  
107.2  
Consumer Price Index (B) (yoy%)   
+2.5  
+2.5  
Consumer Price Index (C)   
106.6  
106.9  
Consumer Price Index (C) (yoy%)   
+2.4  
+2.3  
Seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Indices (Average monthly rate of change (%) during the latest 3 months)
Sep 2018  
Oct 2018  
Composite Consumer Price Index (%)   
+0.2  
+0.2  
Consumer Price Index (A) (%)   
+0.3  
+0.3  
Consumer Price Index (B) (%)   
+0.2  
+0.2  
Consumer Price Index (C) (%)   
+0.1  
+0.2  
Four series of Consumer Price Indices (CPIs) are compiled to reflect the impact of consumer price changes on households in different expenditure ranges.  The CPI(A), CPI(B) and CPI(C) are compiled based on the expenditure patterns of households in the relatively low, medium and relatively high expenditure ranges.  By aggregating the expenditure patterns of all households covered by the above three indices, a Composite CPI is also compiled to reflect the impact of consumer price changes on the household sector as a whole.  The year-on-year rate of change in this index is generally taken to reflect overall consumer price inflation.  The CPI(A), CPI(B) and CPI(C) respectively cover some 50%, 30% and 10% of households in Hong Kong.  The average monthly household expenditures (in HK$) of these groups in the base period (i.e. October 2014 - September 2015) were $5,500 - $24,499, $24,500 - $44,499 and $44,500 - $89,999 respectively.  Taking into account the impact of price changes since the base period, the monthly household expenditure ranges of the CPI(A), CPI(B) and CPI(C) adjusted to the price level of 2017 are broadly equivalent to $5,800 - $25,700, $25,700 - $46,400 and $46,400 - $93,800 respectively, and that of the Composite CPI is broadly equivalent to $5,800 - $93,800. 

 

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Latest Release Date Upcoming Release Date
Consumer Price Index 20 Nov 2018 20 Dec 2018 
Annual Report on the Consumer Price Index 27 Feb 2018 -
Household Expenditure Survey and the Rebasing of the Consumer Price Indices 29 Apr 2016 -
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