|Unit||% p.a, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG)|
|Release||Time and Savings Deposit Rates|
|Stock Market Index||17 May 2019||27,946||28,275||Index, NSA||Business Daily|
|Average Long-term Government Bond||30 Apr 2019||1.89||1.9||% p.a., NSA||Daily|
|Lending Rate||Mar 2019||5.13||5.13||% p.a, NSA||Monthly|
|Money Market Rate||Dec 2018||2.8||1.5||% p.a., NSA||Monthly|
|Treasury Bills (over 31 days)||Dec 2018||1.75||1.65||% p.a., NSA||Monthly|
Savings and time deposit rates are the simple average of interest rates quoted by ten major licensed banks for HK dollar deposits of less than 100,000. The monthly average time deposit rates for maturities of 1-week, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month, and savings deposit rate are disseminated.
Both the savings and time deposit rates are interest rates offered by banks for their customer deposits.
Compilation practices: The interest rates are quoted as percent per annum. Arithmetic mean is generally adopted as the method of calculating average interest rates.
Data is revised when new data becomes available.