Inflation in Hong Kong
Hong Kong - Inflation
Inflation jumps to over five-year high in September
Inflation increased to 4.3% in September, following August’s 1.9%. September's result was the highest inflation rate since August 2016. However, inflation is still low in the international context. The country’s U.S. dollar peg, which has seen the trade-weighted exchange rate rise this year on a stronger USD, is one factor at play. Government subsidies, and lower rent prices amid emigration, are also weighing on price pressures.
Annual average inflation rose to 1.9% in September (August: 1.7%).
Finally, consumer prices increased a seasonally adjusted 0.10% in September over the previous month, mirroring August's reading. September's result marked the weakest reading since May.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists forecast inflation to average 2.2% in 2023, which is unchanged from the previous month’s forecast. In 2024, our panel expects inflation to average 2.1%.
Hong Kong - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||3.0||2.4||1.5||2.4||2.9|
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Hong Kong Inflation Chart
Source: Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong and FocusEconomics calculations.
Hong Kong Facts
|Bond Yield||1.82||3.38 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||7.79||-0.11 %||Jan 01|
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October 21, 2022
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