The annual inflation rate in Hong Kong hit 1.7 percent in March of 2022, quickening from 1.6 percent in the previous month but slightly missing market expectations of 1.8 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since last December, mainly due to steeper increases in prices of basic food, in particular fresh vegetables. The underlying inflation rate was also 1.7 percent, also faster than a 1.6 percent advance in February. Among CPI components, prices rose the most for basic food (7.6 percent); transport (4.9 percent); clothing & footwear (4.3 percent); meals bought away from home (2.7 percent); and durable goods (1.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, slowing significantly from a 0.8 percent advance in February. source: Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong

Inflation Rate in Hong Kong averaged 4.12 percent from 1981 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 16 percent in October of 1981 and a record low of -6.10 percent in August of 1999. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Hong Kong is expected to be 2.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Hong Kong Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.10 percent in 2023 and 0.80 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Hong Kong Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-03-21 08:30 AM Feb 1.6% 1.2% 1.9% 1.8%
2022-04-22 08:30 AM Mar 1.7% 1.6% 1.8% 1.8%
2022-05-23 08:30 AM Apr 1.7%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 1.70 1.60 percent Mar 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.30 103.10 points Mar 2022
GDP Deflator 100.80 101.20 points Mar 2022
Producer Prices 111.20 111.00 points Dec 2021
Export Prices 112.00 112.10 points Mar 2022
Import Prices 113.00 112.30 points Mar 2022
CPI Transportation 103.20 105.00 points Mar 2022
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.80 percent Mar 2022
Food Inflation 4.60 3.60 percent Mar 2022
Producer Prices Change 1.20 -0.90 percent Dec 2021

Hong Kong Inflation Rate
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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.70 1.60 16.00 -6.10 1981 - 2022 percent Monthly
2019/2020=100

News Stream
Hong Kong Inflation Rate at 3-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Hong Kong hit 1.7 percent in March of 2022, quickening from 1.6 percent in the previous month but slightly missing market expectations of 1.8 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since last December, mainly due to steeper increases in prices of basic food, in particular fresh vegetables. The underlying inflation rate was also 1.7 percent, also faster than a 1.6 percent advance in February. Among CPI components, prices rose the most for basic food (7.6 percent); transport (4.9 percent); clothing & footwear (4.3 percent); meals bought away from home (2.7 percent); and durable goods (1.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, slowing significantly from a 0.8 percent advance in February.
2022-04-22
Hong Kong Inflation Rate Below Expectations
The annual inflation rate in Hong Kong quickened to 1.6 percent in February of 2022 from a seven-month low of 1.2 percent in the previous month, missing market expectations of 1.9 percent. Netting out the effects of all Government's one-off relief measures and the Lunar New Year, the inflation rate was also 1.5 percent in the first two months of 2022, mainly due to higher prices of fresh vegetables. Among CPI components, prices rose the most for clothing & footwear (8.0 percent); transport (7.0 percent); basic food (4.5 percent); meals bought away from home (3.6 percent); and durable goods (2.0 percent). Looking ahead, external inflationary pressure will remain, also due to soaring energy and raw material prices, while a worsening local epidemic should keep domestic prices in check, a government spokesman said.
2022-03-21
Hong Kong Inflation Rate Misses Expectations
The annual inflation rate in Hong Kong fell to 1.2 percent in January of 2022 from a five-month high of 2.4 percent in the previous month due to a higher base year effect, missing market expectations of 1.7 percent. Netting out the effects of all Government's one-off relief measures, the inflation rate was also 1.2 percent, smaller than the 1.4 percent increase in December, mainly due to softer gains in electricity charges and lower prices of fresh vegetables. Among CPI components, prices rose the most for transport 6.4 percent); clothing and footwear (6.1 percent); meals bought away from home (3.6 percent); durable goods (2.0 percent); basic food (1.6 percent). Looking ahead, import prices will continue to be pressured by elevated global inflationary pressures and pandemic-related logistical disruptions, while a worsening local epidemic should keep underlying inflation in check, a government spokesman said.
2022-02-22