Economic & Financial Data for Hong Kong

Date of last update: 13 Sep 2019

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 (2017) dollars Q2/19 657,429 674,829 0.5 0.6 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q2/19 478,982 465,255 1.1 0.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q2/19 67,949 73,969 4.2 4.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q2/19 131,070 128,761 -11.6 -7.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q2/19 -3,713 -7,280 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q2/19 988,968 971,183 -5.6 -3.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of services1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q2/19 196,054 224,569 -0.2 0.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q2/19 1,052,556 1,032,239 -7.0 -4.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of services1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q2/19 149,325 149,389 1.6 -1.5 More Statistics DSBB
** By Economic Activity
*** Agriculture, fishing, mining and quarrying HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 406 423 1.6 2.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Manufacturing HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 6,515 7,038 1.4 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 7,937 7,731 -0.5 -0.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Construction HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 33,759 32,477 -2.6 -4.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 598,251 654,271 1.9 2.4 More Statistics DSBB
**** Import/export, wholesale and retail trades HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 126,971 167,447 -0.8 2.0 More Statistics DSBB
**** Accommodation and food services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 22,762 22,791 2.8 1.7 More Statistics DSBB
**** Transportation, storage, postal and courier services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 41,298 42,039 2.4 3.4 More Statistics DSBB
****Information and communications HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 23,561 23,903 4.8 4.9 More Statistics DSBB
**** Financing  and insurance HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 125,611 135,289 3.0 3.5 More Statistics DSBB
**** Real estate, professional and business services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 73,553 73,011 1.7 0.7 More Statistics DSBB
**** Public administration, social and personal services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 117,696 121,348 3.4 3.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Ownership of premises HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 66,799 68,442 1.1 0.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Taxes on products HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 21,941 23,166 -28.2 -27.6 More Statistics DSBB
* GDP (Nominal) HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/19 698,700 712,514 3.5 3.8 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/19 508,544 486,905 3.8 2.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/19 73,664 77,880 9.1 8.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/19 138,175 137,927 -9.2 -3.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/19 -3,547 -7,440 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/19 1,022,795 1,000,455 -4.3 -2.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of services HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/19 205,618 234,817 0.3 1.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/19 1,094,841 1,067,013 -5.4 -2.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of services HK$ million, at current market prices Q2/19 151,708 151,017 0.0 -3.2 More Statistics DSBB
Production Index (All Manufacturing Industries)2 Index, 2015=100 Q2/19 102.1 95.5 0.3 1.4 More Statistics DSBB
Forward-looking Indicator
Business Expectations3 - Q3/19 - - - - More Statistics DSBB
Retail Sales Volume Index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Jul/19 84.5 86.4 -13.0 -7.6 More Statistics DSBB
Labour Market
* Employment Employed persons (thousand) (3-month moving average) May/19-Jul/19 3,867 3,871 0.1 0.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Unemployment rate (Seasonally adjusted) Percentage of labour force (3-month moving average) May/19-Jul/19 2.9 2.8 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Wages/earnings (Nominal index of payroll per person engaged) Index, Q1/99=100 Q1/19 170.3 159.1 4.0 3.7 More Statistics DSBB
Price Indices
* Composite consumer price index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Jul/19 110.7 110.2 3.3 3.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Producer price index (All manufacturing industries)2 Index, 2015=100 Q2/19 110.5 108.1 0.8 0.7 More Statistics DSBB
FISCAL SECTOR
General Government Operations (Budgetary Accounts [Monthly])
* Revenue HK$ million Jul/19 33,523 32,981 48.6 -28.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Expenditure HK$ million Jul/19 45,853 43,473 9.3 -19.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Surplus/deficit (+/-) HK$ million Jul/19 -12,330 -10,492 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Financing HK$ million Jul/19 12,330 10,492 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Banking sector 4 HK$ million Jul/19 12,206 10,399 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Non-banking sector HK$ million Jul/19 124 94 - - More Statistics DSBB
** External HK$ million Jul/19 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
Government Debt
* Government debt 5 HK$ million Jul/19 7,824 9,314 421.6 520.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Debt guaranteed by government 6 HK$ million Jul/19 26,545 26,430 9.1 7.7 More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector (Monetary Statistics)
* Monetary aggregates (HK$ M3) HK$ million Jul/19 7,525,970 7,536,687 3.3 3.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to the Hong Kong SAR Government 7 HK$ million Jul/19 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to private sector 8 HK$ million Jul/19 7,069,715 7,082,552 4.8 4.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Net external position (Net external claims) 9 HK$ million Jun/19 2,708,332 2,606,029 24.5 11.6 More Statistics DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Exchange Fund Balance Sheet)
* Monetary base HK$ million Aug/19 1,643,815 1,633,097 2.0 -0.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the Hong Kong SAR Government HK$ million Aug/19 0 0 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong HK$ million Aug/19 317,409 182,089 40.8 -8.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign assets HK$ million Aug/19 3,566,047 3,686,213 2.3 4.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign liabilities HK$ million Aug/19 684 683 21.1 25.6 More Statistics DSBB
Interest Rate
* Base rate Percent per annum Aug/19 2.50 2.75 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Yield of exchange fund bills - 91-day Percent per annum Aug/19 1.98 1.97 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Government bond yield - 10-year Percent per annum Aug/19 1.08 1.61 - - 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 Aug/19 25,725 27,778 -7.8 -2.8 More Statistics DSBB
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of Payments
* Imports of goods and services HK$ million Q1/19 1,218,030 1,390,478 -2.7 1.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Exports of goods and services HK$ million Q1/19 1,235,272 1,416,709 -1.3 2.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from primary income HK$ million Q1/19 23,006 19,149 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from secondary income HK$ million Q1/19 -5,141 -4,987 - - More Statistics DSBB
* International reserves (Change in reserve assets) HK$ million Q1/19 -32,959 -23,999 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Capital and financial transactions (Non-reserve) HK$ million Q1/19 27,941 -42,115 - - More Statistics DSBB
International Reserves
* Foreign currency reserve assets US$ billion Aug/19 432.8 448.4 1.9 3.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity US$ billion Jul/19 448.4 445.7 3.8 3.2 More Statistics DSBB
Merchandise Trade
* Total exports of goods (f.o.b.) HK$ billion Jul/19 338.6 309.6 -5.7 -9.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Total imports of goods (c.i.f.) HK$ billion Jul/19 370.8 364.8 -8.7 -7.5 More Statistics DSBB
International Investment Position
* Assets HK$ million Q1/19 44,178,263 42,933,469 1.3 0.3 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q1/19 16,994,927 16,469,271 5.4 3.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q1/19 13,863,902 12,506,087 -0.1 -7.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q1/19 8,886,237 7,852,188 -6.9 -16.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q1/19 4,977,665 4,653,899 15.1 14.3 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q1/19 643,930 635,570 -3.5 3.0 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q1/19 9,237,363 9,997,648 -2.9 6.1 More Statistics DSBB
** Reserve assets HK$ million Q1/19 3,438,141 3,324,892 -0.5 -1.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Liabilities HK$ million Q1/19 33,345,841 32,793,614 4.2 3.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q1/19 17,941,449 17,465,035 5.8 3.1 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q1/19 4,768,503 4,247,049 10.0 -5.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q1/19 4,060,617 3,531,987 7.7 -10.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q1/19 707,885 715,062 24.6 29.0 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q1/19 602,419 584,385 -3.1 6.1 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q1/19 10,033,470 10,497,145 -0.4 7.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Net international investment position HK$ million Q1/19 10,832,422 10,139,855 -6.9 -8.7 More Statistics DSBB
External Debt
* Gross external debt HK$ million Q1/19 12,695,300 13,257,610 -0.6 7.7 More Statistics DSBB
** General government HK$ million Q1/19 26,655 26,287 0.8 -2.8 More Statistics DSBB
** Monetary authority HK$ million Q1/19 3,395 3,543 -17.7 -1.7 More Statistics DSBB
** Banks HK$ million Q1/19 7,872,804 8,323,655 -2.5 8.0 More Statistics DSBB
** Other sectors HK$ million Q1/19 2,838,502 2,858,722 12.0 12.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment: intercompany lending HK$ million Q1/19 1,953,944 2,045,404 -8.6 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
Exchange rate
* Spot rate HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Aug/19 7.8410 7.8270 0.1 0.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Spot rate (Interbank rate) HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Aug/19 7.8436 7.8255 0.1 0.3 More Statistics DSBB
* 3-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Aug/19 -10 -48 - - More Statistics DSBB
* 6-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Aug/19 23 -80 - - More Statistics DSBB
POPULATION
POPULATION Number, half-yearly SA1/19 7,524,100 7,486,400 1.0 1.0 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$7,824 million as at July 31, 2019) which were denominated in US dollars with maturity in May 2024. They do not include the outstanding bonds with nominal value of HK$95,718 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$3,000 million (equivalent to HK$23,472 million as at July 31, 2019) 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$11,718 million, which may be redeemed before maturity upon request from bond holders), bonds with nominal value of HK$2,848 million were repaid upon maturity on August 12, 2019; bonds with nominal value of HK$22,281 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$2,000 million (equivalent to HK$15,648 million as at July 31, 2019) will mature within the period from September 2019 to July 2020 and the rest within the period from August 2020 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 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.

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 : 13 September 2019