April 2017 issue of Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics now available

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (April 18) the April 2017 issue of the Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics (HKMDS).

     Apart from providing up-to-date statistics, this issue also contains two feature articles entitled "Consumer Price Index and Its Movements during 2007 to 2016" and "The Real Estate Sector in Hong Kong".

"Consumer Price Index and Its Movements during 2007 to 2016"

     The year-on-year rate of change of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is frequently quoted as the indicator of inflation. This feature article analyses the movements of consumer prices in the period 2007 to 2016.

     In 2008 and 2011, the CPI rose significantly amidst the upsurge in food and energy prices in the international markets and the continued increases in private housing rents. The annual rates of increase maintained at around 4% to 5% during 2012 to 2014, then started to moderate since 2015.

     Apart from presenting the movements of the overall indices in the past decade, this feature article also analyses price changes at various commodity/service section levels.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Consumer Price Index Section, C&SD (Tel: 3903 7370; email: cpi@censtatd.gov.hk).

"The Real Estate Sector in Hong Kong"

     The performance of the real estate sector, in particular real estate development and leasing as well as real estate brokerage and agency industries, is largely underpinned by the developments in the local property market.

On the other hand, the growth of the real estate maintenance management industry tends to be sustained by the progressive increase in housing stock and the growing demand for quality property management services.

     This feature article analyses the industry structure and performance of the real estate sector in Hong Kong during the period of 2008 to 2015.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Construction and Miscellaneous Services Statistics Section, C&SD (Tel: 3903 6962; email: building@censtatd.gov.hk).

     Published in bilingual form, the HKMDS is a compact volume of official statistics containing about 140 tables. It collects up-to-date statistical series on various aspects of the social and economic situation of Hong Kong. Topics include population; labour; external trade; National Income and Balance of Payments; prices; business performance; energy; housing and property; Government accounts, finance and insurance; and transport, communications and tourism.

For selected key statistical items, over 20 charts depicting the annual trend in the past decade and quarterly or monthly trend in the recent two years are also available. Users can download the Digest free of charge at the website of C&SD (http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp140.jsp?productCode=B1010002">www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp140.jsp?productCode=B1010002).

     Enquiries about the contents of the Digest can be directed to the Statistical Information Services Section of C&SD (Tel: 2582 4738; email: gen-enquiry@censtatd.gov.hk).

Published on: 2017-04-18

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