Economic & Financial Data for Hong Kong



Date of last update: 9 Jul 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 Q1/20 637,135 723,789 -8.9 -3.0 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 430,969 487,831 -10.1 -2.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 82,579 75,319 8.3 6.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 118,417 130,077 -14.3 -16.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 21,810 3,938 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 892,130 1,140,991 -9.9 -2.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of services1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 143,450 172,194 -37.8 -24.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 938,202 1,128,553 -11.0 -7.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of services1 HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 114,018 158,008 -26.3 -5.2 More Statistics DSBB
** By Economic Activity
*** Agriculture, fishing, mining and quarrying HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 427 439 2.3 0.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Manufacturing HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 6,201 6,985 -4.6 -0.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 6,920 7,778 -14.4 -1.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Construction HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 28,799 27,796 -9.0 -6.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 561,621 658,648 -8.8 -2.4 More Statistics DSBB
**** Import/export, wholesale and retail trades HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 100,480 153,568 -20.8 -8.4 More Statistics DSBB
**** Accommodation and food services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 12,950 18,302 -46.3 -23.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Transportation, storage, postal and courier services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 27,912 38,465 -32.6 -8.1 More Statistics DSBB
****Information and communications HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 24,146 24,979 1.3 2.8 More Statistics DSBB
**** Financing  and insurance HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 135,887 147,122 2.7 2.4 More Statistics DSBB
**** Real estate, professional and business services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 70,410 73,636 -4.8 0.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Public administration, social and personal services HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 119,315 129,829 -2.8 2.5 More Statistics DSBB
**** Ownership of premises HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 70,521 72,748 -0.2 0.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Taxes on products HK$ million, in chained (2018) dollars Q1/20 27,009 25,371 -2.5 -1.4 More Statistics DSBB
* GDP (Nominal) HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/20 662,938 744,207 -6.3 -1.2 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/20 449,737 502,263 -7.6 0.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/20 88,774 79,659 14.1 10.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/20 122,140 134,402 -11.7 -15.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/20 20,321 3,777 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/20 899,625 1,155,796 -9.9 -2.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of services HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/20 142,401 171,019 -38.1 -25.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/20 949,809 1,143,857 -10.8 -6.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of services HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/20 110,251 158,852 -27.8 -5.1 More Statistics DSBB
Production Index (All Manufacturing Industries)2 Index, 2015=100 Q1/20 91.1 102.6 -4.6 -0.5 More Statistics DSBB
Forward-looking Indicator
Business Expectations3 - Q2/20 - - - - More Statistics DSBB
Retail Sales Volume Index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 May/20 65.2 57.9 -33.9 -37.5 More Statistics DSBB
Labour Market
* Employment Employed persons (thousand) (3-month moving average) Mar/20-May/20 3,620 3,657 -6.5 -5.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Unemployment rate (Seasonally adjusted) Percentage of labour force (3-month moving average) Mar/20-May/20 5.9 5.2 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Wages/earnings (Nominal index of payroll per person engaged) Index, Q1/99=100 Q1/20 175.7 163.0 3.2 2.4 More Statistics DSBB
Price Indices
* Composite consumer price index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 May/20 111.1 111.6 1.5 1.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Producer price index (All manufacturing industries)2 Index, 2015=100 Q1/20 109.5 106.8 1.3 1.1 More Statistics DSBB
FISCAL SECTOR
General Government Operations (Budgetary Accounts [Monthly])
* Revenue HK$ million May/20 16,369 29,395 -23.1 -38.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Expenditure HK$ million May/20 44,994 45,491 15.2 8.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Surplus/deficit (+/-) HK$ million May/20 -28,625 -16,096 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Financing HK$ million May/20 28,625 16,096 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Banking sector 4 HK$ million May/20 36,427 18,708 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Non-banking sector HK$ million May/20 -7,801 -2,612 - - More Statistics DSBB
** External HK$ million May/20 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
Government Debt
* Government debt 5 HK$ million May/20 7,752 7,751 -17.1 416.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Debt guaranteed by government 6 HK$ million May/20 37,095 31,124 44.8 23.8 More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector (Monetary Statistics)
* Monetary aggregates (HK$ M3) HK$ million May/20 7,504,828 7,495,200 0.1 -1.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to the Hong Kong SAR Government 7 HK$ million May/20 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to private sector 8 HK$ million May/20 7,482,344 7,498,270 6.9 7.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Net external position (Net external claims) 9 HK$ million Apr/20 2,531,646 2,529,059 -8.0 -2.9 More Statistics DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Exchange Fund Balance Sheet)
* Monetary base HK$ million May/20 1,709,544 1,708,652 5.3 4.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the Hong Kong SAR Government HK$ million May/20 0 0 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong HK$ million May/20 230,970 270,500 -6.6 -2.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign assets HK$ million May/20 3,617,851 3,608,552 0.4 0.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign liabilities HK$ million May/20 319 373 -57.2 -46.8 More Statistics DSBB
Interest Rate
* Base rate Percent per annum Jun/20 0.50 0.62 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Yield of exchange fund bills - 91-day Percent per annum Jun/20 0.10 0.50 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Government bond yield - 10-year Percent per annum Jun/20 0.63 0.65 - - 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 Jun/20 24,427 22,961 -14.4 -14.6 More Statistics DSBB
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of Payments
* Imports of goods and services HK$ million Q1/20 1,060,060 1,302,709 -12.9 -6.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Exports of goods and services HK$ million Q1/20 1,042,026 1,326,815 -15.2 -6.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from primary income HK$ million Q1/20 16,013 22,870 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from secondary income HK$ million Q1/20 -7,007 -5,273 - - More Statistics DSBB
* International reserves (Change in reserve assets) HK$ million Q1/20 -25,807 10,284 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Capital and financial transactions (Non-reserve) HK$ million Q1/20 64,056 -81,942 - - More Statistics DSBB
International Reserves
* Foreign currency reserve assets US$ billion Jun/20 445.9 442.4 0.0 1.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity US$ billion May/20 442.4 441.3 1.0 1.1 More Statistics DSBB
Merchandise Trade
* Total exports of goods (f.o.b.) HK$ billion May/20 317.6 309.5 -7.4 -3.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Total imports of goods (c.i.f.) HK$ billion May/20 331.3 332.8 -12.3 -6.7 More Statistics DSBB
International Investment Position
* Assets HK$ million Q1/20 42,428,688 43,759,614 -4.0 2.8 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q1/20 15,320,141 15,597,546 -9.9 -2.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q1/20 12,846,231 14,251,993 -7.3 14.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q1/20 7,929,857 9,094,864 -10.8 16.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q1/20 4,916,373 5,157,128 -1.2 10.6 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q1/20 936,568 608,623 45.4 -3.6 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q1/20 9,933,680 9,862,543 7.5 -1.8 More Statistics DSBB
** Reserve assets HK$ million Q1/20 3,392,069 3,438,908 -1.3 3.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Liabilities HK$ million Q1/20 30,313,533 31,587,933 -9.1 -2.8 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q1/20 15,176,381 16,173,072 -15.4 -5.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q1/20 3,755,799 4,443,341 -21.2 5.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q1/20 3,095,087 3,758,563 -23.8 6.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q1/20 660,712 684,777 -6.7 -1.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q1/20 882,815 579,174 46.5 0.7 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q1/20 10,498,537 10,392,346 4.6 -1.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Net international investment position HK$ million Q1/20 12,115,156 12,171,681 11.8 21.1 More Statistics DSBB
External Debt
* Gross external debt HK$ million Q1/20 13,085,961 13,032,435 3.1 -1.8 More Statistics DSBB
** General government HK$ million Q1/20 27,184 25,851 2.0 -1.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Monetary authority HK$ million Q1/20 2,226 2,422 -34.4 -31.6 More Statistics DSBB
** Banks HK$ million Q1/20 8,039,768 7,992,727 2.1 -3.8 More Statistics DSBB
** Other sectors HK$ million Q1/20 3,090,071 3,056,123 8.9 4.1 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment: intercompany lending HK$ million Q1/20 1,926,712 1,955,311 -1.4 -2.2 More Statistics DSBB
Exchange rate
* Spot rate HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Jun/20 7.7515 7.7530 0.8 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Spot rate (Interbank rate) HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Jun/20 7.7503 7.7529 0.7 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
* 3-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Jun/20 51 169 - - More Statistics DSBB
* 6-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Jun/20 125 340 - - More Statistics DSBB
POPULATION
POPULATION Number, half-yearly SA2/19 7,500,700 7,507,400 0.2 0.8 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$7,752 million as at May 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$89,704 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$2,000 million (equivalent to HK$15,503 million as at May 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$8,804 million, which may be redeemed before maturity upon request from bond holders), alternative bonds with nominal value of US$1,000 million (equivalent to HK$7,752 million as at May 31, 2020) and bonds with nominal value of $2,859 million were repaid upon maturity on June 3, 2020, and June 23, 2020, respectively; bonds with nominal value of HK$9,500 million will mature within the period from July 2020 to May 2021; and the rest within the period from June 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 : 09 July 2020