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Date of last update: 14 Jun 2018

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 (2016) dollars Q1/18 652,077 691,816 4.7 3.4 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q1/18 450,653 464,128 8.6 6.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q1/18 69,090 63,988 3.9 3.2

More Statistics DSBB

*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q1/18 131,961 153,369 3.8 3.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q1/18 542 6,687 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods and services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q1/18 1,204,281 1,324,744 5.6 3.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods and services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q1/18 1,204,450 1,321,100 6.5 4.9 More Statistics DSBB
** By Economic Activity
*** Agriculture, fishing, mining and quarrying HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 453 461 -2.1 -2.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Manufacturing HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 6,870 7,064 0.8 0.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 7,697 10,318 0.0 5.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Construction HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 33,256 30,261 -2.6 2.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 624,615 588,170 3.4 3.6 More Statistics DSBB
**** Import/export, wholesale and retail trades HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 162,754 145,653 3.6 3.8 More Statistics DSBB
**** Accommodation and food services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 21,810 20,116 3.9 2.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Transportation, storage, postal and courier services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 41,688 39,882 4.9 5.0 More Statistics DSBB
****Information and communications HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 22,937 22,603 2.9 4.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Financing  and insurance HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 122,696 112,192 5.9 5.7 More Statistics DSBB
**** Real estate, professional and business services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 72,112 66,542 1.6 2.1 More Statistics DSBB
**** Public administration, social and personal services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 113,669 115,186 3.2 3.9 More Statistics DSBB
**** Ownership of premises HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 66,950 65,998 0.9 0.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Taxes on products HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/17 27,434 21,363 10.0 -1.2 More Statistics DSBB
* GDP (Nominal) HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/18 687,966 721,562 9.1 6.3 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/18 475,240 477,768 13.2 9.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/18 71,246 65,776 5.7 4.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/18 142,577 163,307 6.6 6.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/18 1,260 5,886 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods and services HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/18 1,246,647 1,371,809 8.9 6.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods and services HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/18 1,249,004 1,362,984 9.6 7.3 More Statistics DSBB
Production Index (All Manufacturing Industries)1 Index, 2008=100 Q1/18 87.7 94.9 1.1 0.8 More Statistics DSBB
Forward-looking Indicator
Business Expectations2 - Q2/18 - - - - More Statistics DSBB
Retail Sales Volume Index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Apr/18 97.6 99.1 11.1 10.1 More Statistics DSBB
Labour Market
* Employment Employed persons (thousand) (3-month moving average) Feb/18-Apr/18 3,867 3,872 1.3 1.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Unemployment rate (Seasonally adjusted) Percentage of labour force (3-month moving average) Feb/18-Apr/18 2.8 2.9 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Wages/earnings (Nominal index of payroll per person engaged) Index, Q1/99=100 Q4/17 153.5 146.3 4.2 3.3 More Statistics DSBB
Price Indices
* Composite consumer price index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Apr/18 106.5 106.6 1.9 2.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Producer price index (All manufacturing industries)1 Index, 2008=100 Q1/18 112.3 110.2 3.8 3.5 More Statistics DSBB
FISCAL SECTOR
General Government Operations (Budgetary Accounts [Monthly])
* Revenue HK$ million Apr/18 33,326 26,391 -19.9 -46.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Expenditure HK$ million Apr/18 38,404 49,826 9.9 0.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Surplus/deficit (+/-) HK$ million Apr/18 -5,078 -23,435 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Financing HK$ million Apr/18 5,078 23,435 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Banking sector 3 HK$ million Apr/18 3,885 22,802 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Non-banking sector HK$ million Apr/18 1,193 634 - - More Statistics DSBB
** External HK$ million Apr/18 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
Government Debt
* Government debt 4 HK$ million Apr/18 1,500 1,500 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Debt guaranteed by government 5 HK$ million Apr/18 25,864 26,563 -7.0 -5.8 More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector (Monetary Statistics)
* Monetary aggregates (HK$ M3) HK$ million Apr/18 7,591,475 7,245,943 13.6 9.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to the Hong Kong SAR Government 6 HK$ million Apr/18 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to private sector 7 HK$ million Apr/18 7,039,390 6,748,217 18.7 15.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Net external position (Net external claims) 8 HK$ million Mar/18 2,205,326 2,382,369 -1.1 7.6 More Statistics DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Exchange Fund Balance Sheet)
* Monetary base HK$ million May/18 1,644,144 1,670,647 -0.8 0.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the Hong Kong SAR Government HK$ million May/18 0 0 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong HK$ million May/18 218,197 230,486 -24.9 -23.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign assets HK$ million May/18 3,540,034 3,558,607 8.6 10.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign liabilities HK$ million May/18 531 423 13.9 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
Interest Rate
* Base rate Percent per annum May/18 2.00 2.00 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Yield of exchange fund bills - 91-day Percent per annum May/18 1.10 1.20 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Government bond yield - 10-year Percent per annum May/18 2.12 2.14 - - More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SOUNDNESS INDICATORS (FSIs) are posted at http://data.imf.org/?sk=51B096FA-2CD2-40C2-8D09-0699CC1764DA&sId=1411569045760
Stock Market (Hang Seng Index) Index, 31 July 1964 = 100 May/18 30,469 30,808 18.7 25.2 More Statistics DSBB
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of Payments 9
* Imports of goods and services HK$ million Q4/17 1,362,984 1,269,992 7.3 7.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Exports of goods and services HK$ million Q4/17 1,371,809 1,306,708 6.0 7.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from primary income HK$ million Q4/17 12,332 28,182 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from secondary income HK$ million Q4/17 -5,172 -5,165 - - More Statistics DSBB
* International reserves (Change in reserve assets) HK$ million Q4/17 -73,494 -55,601 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Capital and financial transactions (Non-reserve) HK$ million Q4/17 41,481 -33,983 - - More Statistics DSBB
International Reserves
* Foreign currency reserve assets US$ billion May/18 432.1 434.5 7.3 8.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity US$ billion Apr/18 434.5 440.3 8.6 11.3 More Statistics DSBB
Merchandise Trade
* Total exports of goods (f.o.b.) HK$ billion Apr/18 330.2 347.7 8.1 8.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Total imports of goods (c.i.f.) HK$ billion Apr/18 377.2 403.2 11.1 10.7 More Statistics DSBB
International Investment Position
* Assets HK$ million Q4/17 42,735,126 40,681,611 19.6 12.8 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q4/17 15,905,556 15,266,030 17.6 8.7 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q4/17 13,490,432 12,626,449 27.2 16.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q4/17 9,425,273 8,662,164 39.0 28.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q4/17 4,065,159 3,964,285 6.4 -3.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q4/17 620,103 637,876 -27.7 0.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q4/17 9,346,889 8,876,087 20.5 14.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Reserve assets HK$ million Q4/17 3,372,146 3,275,169 12.6 16.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Liabilities HK$ million Q4/17 31,841,465 30,440,448 18.8 11.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q4/17 17,190,145 16,442,160 21.6 13.2 More Statistics DSBB

** Portfolio investment

HK$ million Q4/17 4,464,617 4,188,236 31.7 13.1

More Statistics DSBB

*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q4/17 3,925,335 3,668,096 29.5 10.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q4/17 539,282 520,139 49.7 38.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q4/17 568,160 586,409 -31.3 -9.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q4/17 9,618,543 9,223,643 14.1 8.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Net international investment position HK$ million Q4/17 10,893,661 10,241,163 21.8 17.5 More Statistics DSBB
External Debt
* Gross external debt HK$ million Q4/17 12,220,499 11,818,112 16.1 12.4 More Statistics DSBB
** General government HK$ million Q4/17 27,039 27,791 47.5 47.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Monetary authority HK$ million Q4/17 3,608 3,220 7.2 -10.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Banks HK$ million Q4/17 7,697,413 7,318,508 15.9 6.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Other sectors HK$ million Q4/17 2,429,765 2,394,264 14.3 20.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment: intercompany lending HK$ million Q4/17 2,062,674 2,074,330 19.2 25.4 More Statistics DSBB
Exchange rate
* Spot rate HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) May/18 7.8490 7.8500 -0.8 -0.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Spot rate (Interbank rate) HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) May/18 7.8478 7.8488 -0.8 -0.9 More Statistics DSBB
* 3-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) May/18 -152 -160 - - More Statistics DSBB
* 6-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) May/18 -275 -285 - - More Statistics DSBB
POPULATION
POPULATION Number, half-yearly SA2/17 7,409,800 7,391,700 0.4 0.8 More Statistics DSBB

Footnotes:

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  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 April 30, 2018, which were denominated in Hong Kong dollars with maturity in July 2019. They do not include the outstanding bonds with nominal value of HK$102,181 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$3,000 million (equivalent to HK$23,546 million as at April 30, 2018) 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$5,881 million, which may be redeemed before maturity upon request from bond holders), bonds with nominal value of HK$23,200 million will mature within the period from May 2018 to April 2019 and the rest within the period from May 2019 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: 14 June 2018
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