Shanghai Composite Index (SSEC)

The Economic Times  Oct 24  Comment 
China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.5 per cent to 3,376.93 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.3 per cent to 3,130.70 points.
The Economic Times  Oct 21  Comment 
The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.3 per cent, to 3,327.80 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 per cent, to 3,091.29 points.
The Economic Times  Oct 20  Comment 
The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.1 per cent, to 3,318.60, while the Shanghai Composite Index ended at 3,084.46 points, almost exactly where it closed on Wednesday.
The Economic Times  Oct 18  Comment 
The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.3 per cent, to 3,321.33, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.4 per cent to 3,083.88 points.
The Economic Times  Oct 10  Comment 
Globally, a firm trend was seen in Shanghai market, which resumed trading after a long holiday. Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.45 per cent.
The Economic Times  Sep 30  Comment 
The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.3 per cent to 3,253.28, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 per cent to 3,004.70 points.
The Economic Times  Sep 29  Comment 
The Shanghai Composite Index will end the year at 3,075, according to the median forecast in a Bloomberg poll of 10 strategists and fund managers.
The Economic Times  Sep 28  Comment 
China's blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.3 per cent, to 3,230.89, while the Shanghai Composite Index also lost 0.3 per cent, to 2,987.86 points.
The Economic Times  Sep 27  Comment 
Both the blue-chip CSI300 index and the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6 per cent helped by a late afternoon rally, but turnover remained low.
The Economic Times  Sep 26  Comment 
The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 1.7 percent, to 3,220.28, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.8 percent to 2,980.43 points.


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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