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Data Deletion: China subnational - HPI - SA
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 17:10 ET
By Allyson Fry
May 2018 -- To supplement reported house price index for 70 subnational areas in China, Moody's Analytics previously created seasonally adjusted versions. We have now determined that a newly created break in the reported data render our supplements insufficiently robust (140 monthly series 1990 to 2017, deleted).


Published monthly by China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the monthly house price indexes for 70 subnational cities are reported only in not seasonally adjusted (NSA) terms. For analytic consistency, we previously computed seasonally adjusted (SA) supplements. NBS has recently conducted a rebasing and extension that has caused a definitional break, i.e., in base period at December 2015/January 2016.


Because they are now insufficiently robust, we have deleted our SA supplements. They include, for example:

  • HPINAM.ICHN_BE  = Sales price index - New - All residential buildings, (Index 2015=100, SA) - for Beijing
  • HPIXAM.ICHN_SAY = Sales price index - Second-hand - All residential buildings, (Index 2015=100, SA) - for Sanya

The reported NSA series reside in the historical catalog (China » Real Estate » Residential » House price index » 2015=100) and the Moody's Analytics seasonally adjusted estimates at (China » Real Estate » Residential » House price index » Moody's Analytics Estimated).

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

Please be aware that

If you have legacy baskets: Continued use of an old mnemonic for a deleted series will elicit a "series not found" or "processing error: series not in DB" messages.

See also

Related ReleaseSales Prices of Residential Buildings in 70 Medium and Large-sized Cities
SourceNational Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China
GeographyChina, People's Republic of
Release DateReference date
15 Dec 2019Nov 2019