Economic & Financial Data for Hong Kong



Date of last update: 25 Sep 2020

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)1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 617,392 635,722 -9.0 -9.1 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 423,107 428,786 -14.2 -10.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 76,948 82,908 9.8 8.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 107,026 116,386 -21.4 -15.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 3,707 23,156 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 987,210 894,251 -2.4 -9.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of services1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 108,822 144,405 -46.1 -37.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 1,001,209 937,370 -7.1 -11.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of services1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 88,219 116,800 -42.9 -24.5 More Statistics DSBB
** By Economic Activity
*** Agriculture, fishing, mining and quarrying HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 520 427 7.7 2.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Manufacturing HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 6,599 6,199 -5.1 -4.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 8,285 6,931 -12.2 -14.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Construction HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 25,427 27,834 -3.0 -12.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 549,456 560,318 -8.9 -9.0 More Statistics DSBB
**** Import/export, wholesale and retail trades HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 97,780 99,613 -18.2 -21.5 More Statistics DSBB
**** Accommodation and food services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 11,695 12,647 -45.1 -47.6 More Statistics DSBB
**** Transportation, storage, postal and courier services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 19,420 28,036 -48.2 -32.3 More Statistics DSBB
****Information and communications HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 22,197 24,229 0.6 1.6 More Statistics DSBB
**** Financing  and insurance HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 138,734 135,895 2.8 2.7 More Statistics DSBB
**** Real estate, professional and business services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 63,497 70,529 -6.0 -4.6 More Statistics DSBB
**** Public administration, social and personal services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 127,034 118,850 -3.3 -3.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Ownership of premises HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 69,097 70,516 -0.2 -0.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Taxes on products HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q2/20 26,378 26,904 -9.2 -2.8 More Statistics DSBB
* GDP (Nominal) HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/20 637,851 661,590 -8.1 -6.5 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/20 440,128 447,890 -13.3 -8.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/20 82,546 89,334 12.4 14.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/20 106,958 120,441 -22.4 -13.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/20 3,563 21,795 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/20 998,181 901,776 -2.5 -9.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of services HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/20 106,073 143,891 -47.5 -37.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/20 1,015,037 950,767 -7.4 -10.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of services HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/20 84,561 112,770 -44.6 -26.2 More Statistics DSBB
Production Index (All Manufacturing Industries)2 Index, 2015=100 Q2/20 96.9 91.1 -5.1 -4.6 More Statistics DSBB
Forward-looking Indicator
Business Expectations3 - Q3/20 - - - - More Statistics DSBB
Retail Sales Volume Index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Jul/20 64.2 64.5 -23.9 -25.3 More Statistics DSBB
Labour Market
* Employment Employed persons (thousand) (3-month moving average) Jun/20-Aug/20 3,640 3,637 -5.5 -5.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Unemployment rate (Seasonally adjusted) Percentage of labour force (3-month moving average) Jun/20-Aug/20 6.1 6.1 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Wages/earnings (Nominal index of payroll per person engaged) Index, Q1/99=100 Q2/20 159.9 175.7 2.2 3.2 More Statistics DSBB
Price Indices
* Composite consumer price index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Aug/20 110.4 108.2 -0.4 -2.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Producer price index (All manufacturing industries)2 Index, 2015=100 Q2/20 111.9 109.5 1.3 1.3 More Statistics DSBB
FISCAL SECTOR
General Government Operations (Budgetary Accounts [Monthly])
* Revenue HK$ million Jul/20 38,239 22,073 14.1 -33.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Expenditure HK$ million Jul/20 112,929 86,352 154.6 98.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Surplus/deficit (+/-) HK$ million Jul/20 -74,690 -64,279 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Financing HK$ million Jul/20 74,690 64,279 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Banking sector 4 HK$ million Jul/20 94,522 51,726 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Non-banking sector HK$ million Jul/20 -19,832 12,553 - - More Statistics DSBB
** External HK$ million Jul/20 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
Government Debt
* Government debt 5 HK$ million Jul/20 7,750 7,751 -0.9 -16.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Debt guaranteed by government 6 HK$ million Jul/20 53,094 46,366 100.0 75.4 More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector (Monetary Statistics)
* Monetary aggregates (HK$ M3) HK$ million Jul/20 7,957,865 7,645,848 5.7 1.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to the Hong Kong SAR Government 7 HK$ million Jul/20 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to private sector 8 HK$ million Jul/20 7,624,087 7,445,267 7.8 5.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Net external position (Net external claims) 9 HK$ million Jun/20 2,567,777 2,523,618 -5.1 -3.2 More Statistics DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Exchange Fund Balance Sheet)
* Monetary base HK$ million Aug/20 1,818,732 1,801,354 10.6 10.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the Hong Kong SAR Government HK$ million Aug/20 0 0 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong HK$ million Aug/20 232,931 244,834 -26.6 34.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign assets HK$ million Aug/20 3,681,553 3,680,147 3.2 -0.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign liabilities HK$ million Aug/20 447 400 -34.6 -41.4 More Statistics DSBB
Interest Rate
* Base rate Percent per annum Aug/20 0.50 0.50 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Yield of exchange fund bills - 91-day Percent per annum Aug/20 0.06 0.06 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Government bond yield - 10-year Percent per annum Aug/20 0.54 0.38 - - 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 Aug/20 25,177 24,595 -2.1 -11.5 More Statistics DSBB
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of Payments
* Imports of goods and services HK$ million Q2/20 1,099,598 1,063,537 -11.9 -12.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Exports of goods and services HK$ million Q2/20 1,104,254 1,045,667 -9.9 -14.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from primary income HK$ million Q2/20 60,829 16,013 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from secondary income HK$ million Q2/20 -4,949 -7,007 - - More Statistics DSBB
* International reserves (Change in reserve assets) HK$ million Q2/20 15,507 -25,807 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Capital and financial transactions (Non-reserve) HK$ million Q2/20 -104,311 64,056 - - More Statistics DSBB
International Reserves
* Foreign currency reserve assets US$ billion Aug/20 450.0 450.0 4.0 0.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity US$ billion Jul/20 450.0 445.9 0.3 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
Merchandise Trade
* Total exports of goods (f.o.b.) HK$ billion Aug/20 344.5 328.5 -2.3 -3.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Total imports of goods (c.i.f.) HK$ billion Aug/20 359.1 358.3 -5.7 -3.4 More Statistics DSBB
International Investment Position
* Assets HK$ million Q2/20 43,876,277 42,428,688 2.1 -4.0 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q2/20 15,489,822 15,320,141 -1.1 -9.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q2/20 14,311,791 12,846,231 3.5 -7.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q2/20 8,942,352 7,929,857 3.5 -10.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q2/20 5,369,439 4,916,373 3.6 -1.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q2/20 849,515 936,568 15.4 45.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q2/20 9,769,294 9,933,680 5.5 7.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Reserve assets HK$ million Q2/20 3,455,855 3,392,069 -0.7 -1.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Liabilities HK$ million Q2/20 30,425,378 30,313,533 -4.2 -9.1 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q2/20 15,219,652 15,176,381 -7.4 -15.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q2/20 3,934,584 3,755,799 -14.8 -21.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q2/20 3,333,503 3,095,087 -14.5 -23.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q2/20 601,081 660,712 -16.3 -6.7 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q2/20 836,468 882,815 15.3 46.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q2/20 10,434,674 10,498,537 4.4 4.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Net international investment position HK$ million Q2/20 13,450,899 12,115,156 20.1 11.8 More Statistics DSBB
External Debt
* Gross external debt HK$ million Q2/20 12,995,009 13,085,961 1.8 3.1 More Statistics DSBB
** General government HK$ million Q2/20 19,560 27,184 -42.3 2.0 More Statistics DSBB
** Monetary authority HK$ million Q2/20 1,896 2,226 -31.9 -34.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Banks HK$ million Q2/20 7,818,100 8,039,768 -0.1 2.1 More Statistics DSBB
** Other sectors HK$ million Q2/20 3,196,199 3,090,071 12.2 8.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment: intercompany lending HK$ million Q2/20 1,959,254 1,926,712 -4.4 -1.4 More Statistics DSBB
Exchange rate
* Spot rate HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Aug/20 7.7515 7.7515 1.2 1.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Spot rate (Interbank rate) HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Aug/20 7.7501 7.7501 1.2 1.0 More Statistics DSBB
* 3-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Aug/20 41 3 - - More Statistics DSBB
* 6-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Aug/20 75 26 - - More Statistics DSBB
POPULATION
POPULATION Number, half-yearly SA1/20 7,509,200 7,520,800 0.0 0.5 More Statistics DSBB

Footnotes:

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1.

The first released figures are called "advance estimates". The advance estimates include the real growth of overall GDP and its major expenditure components. When more data become available, the advance estimates will be revised. The revised figures as well as the current price GDP will be released about two weeks later for the first, second and third reference quarters and on the Budget Day for the fourth quarter.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

Includes transactions with the Exchange Fund and resident banks.

5.

These were the green bonds of US$1,000 million (equivalent to HK$7,750 million as at July 31, 2020) which were denominated in US dollars with maturity in May 2024. They do not include the outstanding bonds with nominal value of HK$88,534 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$1,000 million (equivalent to HK$7,750 million as at July 31, 2020) 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$5,934 million, which may be redeemed before maturity upon request from bond holders), bonds with nominal value of HK$9,500 million will mature within the period from August 2020 to July 2021 and the rest within the period from August 2021 to March 2034.

6.

Includes guarantees provided under the SME Loan Guarantee Scheme launched in 2001, the Special Loan Guarantee Scheme launched in 2008, the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme launched in 2012 and a commercial loan of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

7.

Loan to the Hong Kong SAR government is at present zero.

8.

Includes loans for trade finance and other loans for use in Hong Kong. The December 2018 figures for loans for use in/outside Hong Kong have been restated to reflect authorized institutions’ reclassification of working capital loans. As reclassified loan data before December 2018 are not available, year-on-year growth rates of gross domestic credit to private sector is calculated based on the data without such reclassification.

9.

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.

Last revision date : 25 September 2020