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Date of last update: 23 May 2017

This page is updated on the day that the data are released.

The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a fuller explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Hong Kong, China has committed, please click on DSBB Home Page.

Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted.

SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations Change in Latest Data Over a Year Ago (%) Change in Previous Data Over a Year Ago (%) More Info
Date of Latest Data Latest Data Previous Data
REAL SECTOR
National Accounts
* GDP (Real) HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q1/17 611,429 657,542 4.3 3.2 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q1/17 408,709 427,980 3.7 3.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q1/17 64,788 59,925 3.7 3.4

More Statistics DSBB

*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q1/17 126,753 148,405 6.4 5.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q1/17 5,344 4,231 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods and services HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q1/17 1,156,734 1,303,671 8.0 4.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods and services HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q1/17 1,150,899 1,286,670 8.7 5.1 More Statistics DSBB
** By Economic Activity
*** Agriculture, fishing, mining and quarrying HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 385 394 -1.3 -3.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Manufacturing HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 6,756 6,974 -1.0 -0.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 7,798 9,938 -1.5 0.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Construction HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 30,120 26,524 7.6 3.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Services HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 596,321 561,419 2.5 2.3 More Statistics DSBB
**** Import/export, wholesale and retail trades HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 158,128 141,641 1.7 0.8 More Statistics DSBB
**** Accommodation and food services HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 20,620 19,309 0.2 0.1 More Statistics DSBB
**** Transportation, storage, postal and courier services HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 41,176 39,346 3.8 3.5 More Statistics DSBB
****Information and communications HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 22,148 21,574 3.3 3.7 More Statistics DSBB
**** Financing  and insurance HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 115,578 106,174 4.8 4.7 More Statistics DSBB
**** Real estate, professional and business services HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 69,306 64,056 3.5 3.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Public administration, social and personal services HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 105,462 106,314 2.3 2.5 More Statistics DSBB
**** Ownership of premises HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 63,903 63,008 0.7 0.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Taxes on products HK$ million, in chained (2015) dollars Q4/16 25,696 22,273 24.2 -6.3 More Statistics DSBB
* GDP (Nominal) HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/17 627,383 678,587 6.3 5.0 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/17 419,479 435,447 5.4 5.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/17 67,880 62,931 7.2 7.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/17 132,542 152,813 11.1 6.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/17 5,694 4,341 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods and services HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/17 1,142,203 1,297,719 9.6 4.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods and services HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/17 1,140,415 1,274,664 10.7 5.3 More Statistics DSBB
Production Index (All Manufacturing Industries)1 Index, 2008=100 Q4/16 94.4 97.3 -0.8 -0.1 More Statistics DSBB
Forward-looking Indicator
Business Expectations2 - Q2/17 - - - - More Statistics DSBB
Retail Sales Volume Index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Mar/17 90.2 88.6 2.7 -6.2 More Statistics DSBB
Labour Market
* Employment Employed persons (thousand) (3-month moving average) Feb/17-Apr/17 3,817 3,822 1.1 1.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Unemployment rate (Seasonally adjusted) Percentage of labour force (3-month moving average) Feb/17-Apr/17 3.2 3.2 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Wages/earnings (Nominal index of payroll per person engaged) Index, Q1/99=100 Q4/16 147.2 141.7 3.8 4.1 More Statistics DSBB
Price Indices
* Composite consumer price index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Apr/17 104.5 103.9 2.0 0.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Producer price index (All manufacturing industries)1 Index, 2008=100 Q4/16 106.5 107.4 4.0 3.9 More Statistics DSBB
FISCAL SECTOR
General Government Operations (Budgetary Accounts [Monthly])
* Revenue HK$ million Mar/17 49,715 34,361 58.7 50.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Expenditure HK$ million Mar/17 49,377 35,745 -1.6 2.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Surplus/deficit (+/-) HK$ million Mar/17 338 -1,384 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Financing HK$ million Mar/17 -338 1,384 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Banking sector 3 HK$ million Mar/17 -1,089 1,432 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Non-banking sector HK$ million Mar/17 751 -48 - - More Statistics DSBB
** External HK$ million Mar/17 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
Government Debt
* Government debt 4 HK$ million Mar/17 1,500 1,500 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Debt guaranteed by government 5 HK$ million Mar/17 28,211 28,479 -19.0 -23.2 More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector (Monetary Statistics)
* Monetary aggregates (HK$ M3) HK$ million Mar/17 6,611,151 6,487,930 13.7 12.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to the Hong Kong SAR Government 6 HK$ million Mar/17 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to private sector 7 HK$ million Mar/17 5,864,517 5,756,118 11.5 10.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Net external position (Net external claims) 8 HK$ million Feb/17 2,214,237 2,121,379 8.0 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Exchange Fund Balance Sheet)
* Monetary base HK$ million Apr/17 1,660,612 1,650,595 3.3 3.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the Hong Kong SAR Government HK$ million Apr/17 0 0 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong HK$ million Apr/17 301,483 305,680 32.7 41.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign assets HK$ million Apr/17 3,235,108 3,198,012 4.8 3.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign liabilities HK$ million Apr/17 418 351 48.2 37.6 More Statistics DSBB
Interest Rate
* Base rate Percent per annum Apr/17 1.25 1.25 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Yield of exchange fund bills - 91-day Percent per annum Apr/17 0.40 0.27 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Government bond yield - 10-year Percent per annum Apr/17 1.36 1.57 - - More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SOUNDNESS INDICATORS (FSIs) are posted at http://fsi.imf.org/docs/country/All FSIs_532.xls
Stock Market (Hang Seng Index) Index, 31 July 1964 = 100 Apr/17 24,615 24,112 16.8 16.1 More Statistics DSBB
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of Payments 9
* Imports of goods and services HK$ million Q4/16 1,274,664 1,184,992 5.3 1.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Exports of goods and services HK$ million Q4/16 1,297,719 1,221,438 4.6 0.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from primary income HK$ million Q4/16 19,443 15,323 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from secondary income HK$ million Q4/16 -5,734 -5,221 - - More Statistics DSBB
* International reserves (Change in reserve assets) HK$ million Q4/16 -21,651 1,951 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Capital and financial transactions (Non-reserve) HK$ million Q4/16 -44,450 -77,840 - - More Statistics DSBB
International Reserves
* Foreign currency reserve assets US$ billion Apr/17 400.0 395.6 10.9 9.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity US$ billion Mar/17 395.6 390.5 9.3 8.5 More Statistics DSBB
Merchandise Trade
* Total exports of goods (f.o.b.) HK$ billion Mar/17 321.9 241.7 16.9 18.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Total imports of goods (c.i.f.) HK$ billion Mar/17 364.2 298.0 13.0 25.4 More Statistics DSBB
International Investment Position
* Assets HK$ million Q4/16 35,497,209 35,751,403 4.9 6.7 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q4/16 13,356,835 13,840,894 1.0 4.1 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q4/16 10,614,901 10,786,506 8.8 17.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q4/16 6,801,905 6,699,429 10.4 18.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q4/16 3,812,996 4,087,076 6.1 14.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q4/16 830,133 618,917 29.5 -7.1 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q4/16 7,700,751 7,693,827 3.8 0.6 More Statistics DSBB
** Reserve assets HK$ million Q4/16 2,994,588 2,811,259 7.7 4.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Liabilities HK$ million Q4/16 26,342,239 26,978,896 1.1 4.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q4/16 13,844,779 14,270,024 1.1 4.9 More Statistics DSBB

** Portfolio investment

HK$ million Q4/16 3,383,528 3,703,667 -5.8 7.9

More Statistics DSBB

*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q4/16 3,028,736 3,324,032 -6.9 6.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q4/16 354,793 379,635 4.8 19.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q4/16 787,383 637,419 36.8 6.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q4/16 8,326,549 8,367,785 1.7 1.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Net international investment position HK$ million Q4/16 9,154,970 8,772,507 17.8 15.2 More Statistics DSBB
External Debt
* Gross external debt HK$ million Q4/16 10,313,247 10,375,352 2.3 2.4 More Statistics DSBB
** General government HK$ million Q4/16 18,525 18,904 -0.6 -0.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Monetary authority HK$ million Q4/16 3,034 3,600 -9.7 -2.3 More Statistics DSBB
** Banks HK$ million Q4/16 6,689,882 6,873,031 2.1 3.1 More Statistics DSBB
** Other sectors HK$ million Q4/16 1,969,901 1,851,885 1.0 -1.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment: intercompany lending HK$ million Q4/16 1,631,905 1,627,931 4.9 4.3 More Statistics DSBB
Exchange rate
* Spot rate HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Apr/17 7.7780 7.7700 -0.3 -0.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Spot rate (Interbank rate) HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Apr/17 7.7796 7.7707 -0.3 -0.2 More Statistics DSBB
* 3-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Apr/17 -143 -146 - - More Statistics DSBB
* 6-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Apr/17 -250 -245 - - More Statistics DSBB
POPULATION
POPULATION Number, half-yearly SA2/16 7,374,900 7,336,600 0.9 0.6 More Statistics DSBB

Footnotes:

n.a. not available

- not applicable

  1. 1/ Hong Kong is taking the flexibility options for periodicity and timeliness. The indices are disseminated on a quarterly basis within three months of the end of the reference quarter.
  2. 2/ Refer to views on expected changes in volume of business/output, number of persons engaged and prices for the coming quarter as compared with the current quarter.
  3. 3/ Includes transactions with the Exchange Fund and resident banks.
  4. 4/ These were the outstanding institutional notes as at March 31, 2017, which were denominated in Hong Kong dollars with maturity in July 2019. They do not include the outstanding bonds with nominal value of HK$103,078 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$3,000 million (equivalent to HK$23,312 million as at March 31, 2017) issued under the Government Bond Programme (with proceeds credited to the Bond Fund). Of these bonds under the Government Bond Programme (including Silver Bonds with nominal value of HK$2,978 million, which may be redeemed before maturity upon request from bond holders), bonds with nominal value of HK$24,400 million will mature within the period from April 2017 to March 2018 and the rest within the period from April 2018 to March 2032.
  5. 5/ Includes guarantees provided under the SME Loan Guarantee Scheme launched in 2001, the Special Loan Guarantee Scheme launched in 2008, the Special Concessionary Measures under the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme launched in 2012, and a commercial loan of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.
  6. 6/ Loan to the Hong Kong SAR government is at present zero.
  7. 7/ Includes loans for trade finance and other loans for use in Hong Kong.
  8. 8/ Hong Kong is taking the extensive branch banking system flexibility to disseminate data on the external position with a timeliness of more than one month.
  9. 9/ As a result of a technical revision exercise conducted in mid-2013, revised figures of exports of goods as well as imports and exports of services in the current account of BoP had been incorporated into the relevant data series and released as from the Q2 2013.
Last revision date: 23 May 2017
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