Hong Kong Feb CPI falls 0.1 pct from year earlier

March 21 (Reuters) - Hong Kong February consumer price data:

* HK's headline CPI in February falls 0.1 pct year on year

* HK's underlying CPI in February rises 0.7 pct year on year

KEY DATA

Percent change from a year earlier

2017 2016

Feb Jan Dec Nov Oct Sept

Composite CPI -0.1 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 2.7

Underlying Composite 0.7 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.3

CPI change**

**Inflation excluding the effects of one-off government relief

measures.

Percent change from previous month

2017 2016

Feb Jan Dec Nov Oct Sept

Composite CPI -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

For the three-month period ended February 2017, the monthly

average rate of composite CPI was down a seasonally adjusted 0.1

percent, versus a 0.1 increase in the November 2016 to January

2017 period.

LINKS

To view the full details of the CPI data, see the Hong Kong

government website at: http://bit.ly/2mKDQkE

(Reporting by Twinnie Siu in HONG KONG; Editing by Jacqueline

Wong)