Inflation in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong - Inflation (end of period)

Inflation continues to tick down in December

Inflation declined marginally from 2.6% in November to 2.5% in December. When accounting for the effects of one-off government relief measures, inflation reached 2.9% in December, matching November’s print. The figure mostly reflected softer increases in the price of private housing rentals and meals bought away from home. Meanwhile, annual average inflation ticked up from 2.3% in November to 2.4% in December.

For the October–December period, the average of the month-on-month variations in consumer prices was 0.2% in seasonally-adjusted terms, down from 0.3% in the three-month period from September to November 2018.

A government spokesperson noted that:

“In the near term, the upside risks to inflation should be contained, as imported inflation has stayed moderate and as pressures on local rentals have weakened somewhat of late”.

Hong Kong Inflation Forecast

Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 2.3% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. The panel expects inflation to average 2.2% in 2020.

Hong Kong - Inflation (eop) Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)4.3  4.9  2.3  1.2  1.7  

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Hong Kong Inflation (eop) Chart

Hong Kong Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong and Met the why particular calculations.

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