Shanghai Composite Index (SSEC)

The Economic Times  Nov 6  Comment 
The CSI300 index rose 2.4 per cent, to 3,793.37, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.9 per cent, to 3,590.03 points.
The Economic Times  Nov 6  Comment 
Hang Seng Index fell 0.82 per cent by lunchtime, dropping 189.84 points to 22,861.2, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.52 per cent.
Financial Times  Nov 5  Comment 
Shanghai Composite remains a third below seven year peak of June
The Economic Times  Nov 5  Comment 
The Hang Seng Index opened down 0.25 per cent, while the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.13 per cent, or 4.55 points, to 3,464.19.
The Economic Times  Nov 4  Comment 
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 142.94 points to 3,459.64 while Shenzhen Composite Index soared 5.12 per cent.
The Economic Times  Nov 4  Comment 
The CSI300 index rose 2.9%, to 3,564.30 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.6%, to 3,402.30 points.
The Economic Times  Nov 3  Comment 
The CSI300 index fell 0.3 per cent, to 3,465.49, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 per cent, to 3,316.70 points.
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 30  Comment 
U.S. stocks are edging up this morning as global markets close out strong months. The S&P 500 is up 0.14% and the Dow is up 0.11%. Asian markets finished mixed Friday as they recorded their best month in six years. The Nikkei was rose 0.78%, while...
The Economic Times  Oct 26  Comment 
The CSI300 index rose 0.9 percent to 3,602.43 points at 1:32 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent to 3,435.77 points.
The Economic Times  Oct 21  Comment 
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slumped 3.06 percent, or 104.65 points, to 3,320.68 on turnover of 518.5 billion yuan ($81.7 billion).


The SSE composite index comprises of all the A shares and B shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The index can be tracked all the way back to Dec 19, 1990 and to a price of 100. Index trade volume is scaled down by a factor of 1000.

Weighting and Calculation

SSE Indices are all calculated using a Paasche weighted composite price index formula[1], similar to the CSI 300 Index. This means that the index is based on its base period for its calculations as compared to certain other exchanges, like the DAX, which base their calculations on the previous period (the laspyres price index calculation). [2]

Composite Indices and Sector Indices are weighted by shares.

  • The formula is:

Current index = Current total market cap of constituents × Base Value / Base Period

Total market capitalization = ∑ (price × shares issued)[3]

  • The B share stocks are generally denominated in US dollars for calculation purposes. For calculation of other indices, B share stock prices are converted to RMB at the applicable exchange rate (the middle price of US dollar on the last trading day of each week) at China Foreign Exchange Trading Center and then published by the exchange.


The total number of companies on the composite index is 872[4]. Listed Below are the top 50 companies on the composite (They also comprise the SSE 50).[5].


  1. Paasche and Laspeyres price indices
  2. Paasche and Laspeyres price indices
  3. SSE Composite Index Methodology
  4. Components for SSE Composite Index
  5. Components of the SSE 50
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