Market Data
& Statistics

CMU Bond Price Bulletin
Economic & Financial Data for Hong Kong
Monthly Statistical Bulletin
Monetary Statistics
Exchange Fund Bills & Notes Indicative Pricings
Monetary Base
Interbank Liquidity
Usage of Renminbi Liquidity Facility
687.4894

Economic & Financial Data for Hong Kong

Date of last update: 14 Jun 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 Q1/19 675,108 721,686 0.6 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 464,367 488,816 0.2 2.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 73,995 68,633 4.5 4.9

More Statistics DSBB

*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 128,725 150,329 -7.1 -5.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 -6,879 -2,562 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 968,068 1,148,044 -4.1 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of services1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 225,133 218,228 1.1 3.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 1,027,784 1,188,413 -4.7 -0.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of services1 HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q1/19 150,517 161,389 -0.8 2.1 More Statistics DSBB
** By Economic Activity
*** Agriculture, fishing, mining and quarrying HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 423 419 2.5 -0.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Manufacturing HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 7,038 7,238 1.2 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 7,731 9,941 -0.7 -4.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Construction HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 32,477 31,020 -4.4 2.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 654,271 619,780 2.4 3.1 More Statistics DSBB
**** Import/export, wholesale and retail trades HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 167,447 154,229 2.0 5.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Accommodation and food services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 22,791 21,319 1.7 3.6 More Statistics DSBB
**** Transportation, storage, postal and courier services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 42,039 39,504 3.4 1.4 More Statistics DSBB
****Information and communications HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 23,903 23,207 4.9 3.4 More Statistics DSBB
**** Financing  and insurance HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 135,289 123,785 3.5 3.6 More Statistics DSBB
**** Real estate, professional and business services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 73,011 67,860 0.7 1.3 More Statistics DSBB
**** Public administration, social and personal services HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 121,348 122,386 3.2 3.0 More Statistics DSBB
**** Ownership of premises HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 68,442 67,488 0.9 1.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Taxes on products HK$ million, in chained (2017) dollars Q4/18 23,166 24,792 -27.6 -0.6 More Statistics DSBB
* GDP (Nominal) HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/19 714,039 754,904 4.0 4.7 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/19 486,529 503,072 2.2 5.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/19 77,881 71,573 8.8 8.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/19 137,858 158,452 -3.5 -2.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/19 -6,934 -4,424 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/19 997,146 1,185,476 -2.3 1.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of services HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/19 235,371 231,233 2.0 6.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/19 1,062,217 1,224,018 -3.1 1.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of services HK$ million, at current market prices Q1/19 151,595 166,460 -2.8 1.6 More Statistics DSBB
Production Index (All Manufacturing Industries)2 Index, 2008=100 Q1/19 89.0 96.0 1.4 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
Forward-looking Indicator
Business Expectations3 - Q2/19 - - - - More Statistics DSBB
Retail Sales Volume Index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Apr/19 92.7 98.3 -5.0 -0.8 More Statistics DSBB
Labour Market
* Employment Employed persons (thousand) (3-month moving average) Feb/19-Apr/19 3,865 3,860 0.0 -0.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Unemployment rate (Seasonally adjusted) Percentage of labour force (3-month moving average) Feb/19-Apr/19 2.8 2.8 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Wages/earnings (Nominal index of payroll per person engaged) Index, Q1/99=100 Q4/18 159.1 153.0 3.7 4.6 More Statistics DSBB
Price Indices
* Composite consumer price index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Apr/19 109.6 108.8 2.9 2.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Producer price index (All manufacturing industries)2 Index, 2008=100 Q1/19 113.2 110.6 0.8 0.3 More Statistics DSBB
FISCAL SECTOR
General Government Operations (Budgetary Accounts [Monthly])
* Revenue HK$ million Apr/19 47,551 34,503 42.7 30.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Expenditure HK$ million Apr/19 41,924 66,357 9.2 33.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Surplus/deficit (+/-) HK$ million Apr/19 5,628 -31,854 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Financing HK$ million Apr/19 -5,628 31,854 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Banking sector 4 HK$ million Apr/19 -6,446 31,471 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Non-banking sector HK$ million Apr/19 819 383 - - More Statistics DSBB
** External HK$ million Apr/19 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
Government Debt
* Government debt 5 HK$ million Apr/19 1,500 1,500 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Debt guaranteed by government 6 HK$ million Apr/19 25,142 24,694 -2.8 -7.0 More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector (Monetary Statistics)
* Monetary aggregates (HK$ M3) HK$ million Apr/19 7,570,648 7,461,791 -0.3 3.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to the Hong Kong SAR Government 7 HK$ million Apr/19 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to private sector 8 HK$ million Apr/19 6,994,000 6,922,651 0.5 3.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Net external position (Net external claims) 9 HK$ million Mar/19 2,609,150 2,669,659 18.4 12.1 More Statistics DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Exchange Fund Balance Sheet)
* Monetary base HK$ million May/19 1,623,627 1,629,970 -1.2 -2.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the Hong Kong SAR Government HK$ million May/19 0 0 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong HK$ million May/19 247,309 276,060 13.3 19.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign assets HK$ million May/19 3,602,726 3,592,823 1.8 1.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign liabilities HK$ million May/19 745 701 40.3 65.7 More Statistics DSBB
Interest Rate
* Base rate Percent per annum May/19 2.75 2.75 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Yield of exchange fund bills - 91-day Percent per annum May/19 1.88 1.98 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Government bond yield - 10-year Percent per annum May/19 1.56 1.70 - - 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/19 26,901 29,699 -11.7 -3.6 More Statistics DSBB
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of Payments
* Imports of goods and services HK$ million Q4/18 1,390,478 1,399,053 1.3 9.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Exports of goods and services HK$ million Q4/18 1,416,709 1,410,612 2.5 7.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from primary income HK$ million Q4/18 19,149 41,726 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from secondary income HK$ million Q4/18 -4,987 -5,570 - - More Statistics DSBB
* International reserves (Change in reserve assets) HK$ million Q4/18 -23,999 41,723 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Capital and financial transactions (Non-reserve) HK$ million Q4/18 -42,115 -69,199 - - More Statistics DSBB
International Reserves
* Foreign currency reserve assets US$ billion May/19 437.8 436.4 1.3 0.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity US$ billion Apr/19 436.4 438.0 0.4 -0.5 More Statistics DSBB
Merchandise Trade
* Total exports of goods (f.o.b.) HK$ billion Apr/19 321.5 343.6 -2.6 -1.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Total imports of goods (c.i.f.) HK$ billion Apr/19 356.6 402.9 -5.5 -0.1 More Statistics DSBB
International Investment Position
* Assets HK$ million Q4/18 42,933,469 43,210,087 0.3 5.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q4/18 16,469,271 16,419,238 3.4 6.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q4/18 12,506,087 13,051,530 -7.2 2.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q4/18 7,852,188 8,539,929 -16.4 -2.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q4/18 4,653,899 4,511,601 14.3 13.6 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q4/18 635,570 661,804 3.0 5.3 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q4/18 9,997,648 9,740,954 6.1 8.6 More Statistics DSBB
** Reserve assets HK$ million Q4/18 3,324,892 3,336,561 -1.4 1.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Liabilities HK$ million Q4/18 32,793,614 33,015,100 3.4 8.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q4/18 17,465,035 17,762,632 3.1 8.5 More Statistics DSBB

** Portfolio investment

HK$ million Q4/18 4,247,049 4,374,665 -5.1 4.2

More Statistics DSBB

*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q4/18 3,531,987 3,734,460 -10.0 1.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q4/18 715,062 640,205 29.0 21.6 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q4/18 584,385 617,730 6.1 14.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q4/18 10,497,145 10,260,073 7.8 10.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Net international investment position HK$ million Q4/18 10,139,855 10,194,986 -8.7 -3.1 More Statistics DSBB
External Debt
* Gross external debt HK$ million Q4/18 13,257,610 12,972,265 7.7 8.9 More Statistics DSBB
** General government HK$ million Q4/18 26,287 26,048 -2.8 -6.3 More Statistics DSBB
** Monetary authority HK$ million Q4/18 3,543 3,855 -1.7 19.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Banks HK$ million Q4/18 8,323,655 7,950,043 8.0 8.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Other sectors HK$ million Q4/18 2,858,722 2,920,332 12.2 17.3 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment: intercompany lending HK$ million Q4/18 2,045,404 2,071,987 1.2 0.4 More Statistics DSBB
Exchange rate
* Spot rate HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) May/19 7.8470 7.8470 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Spot rate (Interbank rate) HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) May/19 7.8437 7.8455 0.1 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* 3-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) May/19 -98 -123 - - More Statistics DSBB
* 6-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) May/19 -265 -248 - - More Statistics DSBB
POPULATION
POPULATION Number, half-yearly SA2/18 7,482,500 7,451,000 0.9 0.8 More Statistics DSBB

Footnotes:

n.a. not available

n.y.a. not yet available

- not applicable

  1. 1/ The first released figures are called "advance estimates". The advance estimates include only the real growth of overall GDP and its major expenditure components. When more data become available, the figures will be revised. The revised figures (and more detailed statistics) 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. 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. 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. 4/ Includes transactions with the Exchange Fund and resident banks.
  5. 5/ These were the outstanding institutional notes as at April 30, 2019, which were denominated in Hong Kong dollars with maturity in July 2019. They do not include the outstanding bonds with nominal value of HK$98,742 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$3,000 million (equivalent to HK$23,532 million as at April 30, 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$8,742 million, which may be redeemed before maturity upon request from bond holders), bonds with nominal value of HK$32,255 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$1,000 million (equivalent to HK$7,844 million as at April 30, 2019) will mature within the period from May 2019 to April 2020 and the rest within the period from May 2020 to March 2034.
  6. 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. 7/ Loan to the Hong Kong SAR government is at present zero.
  8. 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. 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: 14 June 2019
ABOUT THE HKMA
The HKMA
Tender Invitations
Careers@HKMA
Legislative Council Issues
Links
The HKMA Information Centre
KEY FUNCTIONS
Monetary Stability
Banking Stability
International Financial Centre
Exchange Fund
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH
Annual Report
Half-Yearly Monetary & Financial Stability Report
Quarterly Bulletin
HKMA Background Briefs
Reference Materials
Research
MARKET DATA & STATISTICS
CMU Bond Price Bulletin
Economic & Financial Data for Hong Kong
Monthly Statistical Bulletin
Monetary Statistics
KEY INFORMATION
Press Releases
Speeches
Guidelines & Circulars
Forthcoming Events
inSight
OTHER INFORMATION
Information in Other Languages (Bahasa Indonesia, हिन्दी, नेपाली, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Tagalog, ไทย, اردو)
Account Opening
Consumer Corner
Consumer Education Programme
Complaints about Banks
Complaints about SVF Licensees
Internet Banking
Fraudulent Bank Websites, Phishing E-mails and Similar Scams
Be Careful of Bogus Phone Calls and SMS Messages
Authenticate the Callers and Bank Hotline Numbers
Register of AIs & LROs
Register of Securities Staff of AIs
Register of SVF Licensees
Investment Products Related to Lehman Brothers
Photo Gallery