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Date of last update: 22 Feb 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) HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 676,112 635,164 2.9 3.5 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 448,217 462,141 5.2 6.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 66,489 63,707 3.3 4.3

More Statistics DSBB

*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 144,597 142,051 8.2 1.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 11,918 2,203 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods and services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 1,342,744 1,220,453 4.7 4.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods and services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 1,337,853 1,255,391 7.0 5.5 More Statistics DSBB
** By Economic Activity
*** Agriculture, fishing, mining and quarrying HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 453 502 -1.7 -3.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Manufacturing HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 7,149 6,860 1.2 1.6 More Statistics DSBB
*** Electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 9,902 9,344 -4.0 4.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Construction HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 30,191 31,138 -0.2 -1.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 607,441 565,233 3.3 3.8 More Statistics DSBB
**** Import/export, wholesale and retail trades HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 153,211 122,850 5.2 5.8 More Statistics DSBB
**** Accommodation and food services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 20,771 19,960 3.3 3.8 More Statistics DSBB
**** Transportation, storage, postal and courier services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 40,541 37,810 1.7 4.3 More Statistics DSBB
****Information and communications HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 23,294 20,687 3.1 3.3 More Statistics DSBB
**** Financing  and insurance HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 116,309 116,484 3.7 5.1 More Statistics DSBB
**** Real estate, professional and business services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 67,650 65,319 1.7 2.0 More Statistics DSBB
**** Public administration, social and personal services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 118,975 118,177 3.3 2.9 More Statistics DSBB
**** Ownership of premises HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 66,692 63,946 1.1 1.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Taxes on products HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q3/18 20,776 24,781 -2.7 4.7 More Statistics DSBB
* GDP (Nominal) HK$ million, at current market prices Q3/18 725,981 676,491 6.7 7.7 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q3/18 475,197 489,758 8.2 9.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q3/18 70,726 67,565 7.1 7.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, at current market prices Q3/18 157,984 152,801 13.8 5.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, at current market prices Q3/18 12,458 2,045 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods and services HK$ million, at current market prices Q3/18 1,401,651 1,272,868 7.3 7.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods and services HK$ million, at current market prices Q3/18 1,392,035 1,308,546 9.6 8.5 More Statistics DSBB
Production Index (All Manufacturing Industries)1 Index, 2008=100 Q3/18 98.8 94.8 1.2 1.6 More Statistics DSBB
Forward-looking Indicator
Business Expectations2 - Q1/19 - - - - More Statistics DSBB
Retail Sales Volume Index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Dec/18 112.2 97.2 0.2 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
Labour Market
* Employment Employed persons (thousand) (3-month moving average) Nov/18-Jan/19 3,873 3,873 0.3 0.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Unemployment rate (Seasonally adjusted) Percentage of labour force (3-month moving average) Nov/18-Jan/19 2.8 2.8 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Wages/earnings (Nominal index of payroll per person engaged) Index, Q1/99=100 Q3/18 153.0 150.3 4.6 3.8 More Statistics DSBB
Price Indices
* Composite consumer price index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Jan/19 108.1 108.3 2.4 2.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Producer price index (All manufacturing industries)1 Index, 2008=100 Q3/18 111.5 114.7 0.1 3.7 More Statistics DSBB
FISCAL SECTOR
General Government Operations (Budgetary Accounts [Monthly])
* Revenue HK$ million Dec/18 131,491 59,656 39.4 -3.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Expenditure HK$ million Dec/18 44,646 41,482 9.0 6.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Surplus/deficit (+/-) HK$ million Dec/18 86,845 18,173 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Financing HK$ million Dec/18 -86,845 -18,173 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Banking sector 3 HK$ million Dec/18 -87,120 -18,546 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Non-banking sector HK$ million Dec/18 275 373 - - More Statistics DSBB
** External HK$ million Dec/18 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
Government Debt
* Government debt 4 HK$ million Dec/18 1,500 1,500 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Debt guaranteed by government 5 HK$ million Dec/18 23,618 23,847 -12.3 -11.8 More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector (Monetary Statistics)
* Monetary aggregates (HK$ M3) HK$ million Dec/18 7,284,322 7,252,659 3.7 3.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to the Hong Kong SAR Government 6 HK$ million Dec/18 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to private sector 7 HK$ million Dec/18 6,864,752 6,825,128 5.4 5.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Net external position (Net external claims) 8 HK$ million Nov/18 2,500,134 2,338,649 6.6 -1.7 More Statistics DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Exchange Fund Balance Sheet)
* Monetary base HK$ million Jan/19 1,655,731 1,632,564 -2.6 -3.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the Hong Kong SAR Government HK$ million Jan/19 0 0 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong HK$ million Jan/19 322,240 261,763 30.8 9.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign assets HK$ million Jan/19 3,557,320 3,488,474 -0.9 -0.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign liabilities HK$ million Jan/19 685 321 51.5 -18.9 More Statistics DSBB
Interest Rate
* Base rate Percent per annum Jan/19 2.75 2.75 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Yield of exchange fund bills - 91-day Percent per annum Jan/19 1.09 1.75 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Government bond yield - 10-year Percent per annum Jan/19 1.87 2.05 - - 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 Jan/19 27,942 25,846 -15.0 -13.6 More Statistics DSBB
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of Payments
* Imports of goods and services HK$ million Q3/18 1,392,035 1,308,546 9.6 8.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Exports of goods and services HK$ million Q3/18 1,401,651 1,272,868 7.3 7.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from primary income HK$ million Q3/18 41,726 56,590 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from secondary income HK$ million Q3/18 -5,570 -5,321 - - More Statistics DSBB
* International reserves (Change in reserve assets) HK$ million Q3/18 41,723 48,503 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Capital and financial transactions (Non-reserve) HK$ million Q3/18 -69,199 -94,380 - - More Statistics DSBB
International Reserves
* Foreign currency reserve assets US$ billion Jan/19 432.0 424.7 -2.1 -1.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity US$ billion Dec/18 424.6 423.2 -1.6 0.3 More Statistics DSBB
Merchandise Trade
* Total exports of goods (f.o.b.) HK$ billion Dec/18 339.9 364.3 -5.8 -0.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Total imports of goods (c.i.f.) HK$ billion Dec/18 391.2 409.3 -7.0 0.5 More Statistics DSBB
International Investment Position
* Assets HK$ million Q3/18 43,210,087 43,751,945 5.5 11.7 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q3/18 16,419,238 16,303,673 6.9 10.0 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q3/18 13,051,530 13,655,302 2.7 16.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q3/18 8,539,929 9,193,747 -2.3 16.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q3/18 4,511,601 4,461,555 13.6 16.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q3/18 661,804 692,869 5.3 13.8 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q3/18 9,740,954 9,711,369 8.6 9.6 More Statistics DSBB
** Reserve assets HK$ million Q3/18 3,336,561 3,388,731 1.9 6.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Liabilities HK$ million Q3/18 33,015,100 32,773,786 8.5 10.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q3/18 17,762,632 17,550,548 8.5 11.1 More Statistics DSBB

** Portfolio investment

HK$ million Q3/18 4,374,665 4,338,526 4.2 10.3

More Statistics DSBB

*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q3/18 3,734,460 3,723,524 1.7 8.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q3/18 640,205 615,003 21.6 22.3 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q3/18 617,730 616,657 14.2 13.7 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q3/18 10,260,073 10,268,055 10.0 10.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Net international investment position HK$ million Q3/18 10,194,986 10,978,159 -3.1 13.9 More Statistics DSBB
External Debt
* Gross external debt HK$ million Q3/18 12,972,265 13,057,340 8.9 10.5 More Statistics DSBB
** General government HK$ million Q3/18 26,048 26,528 -6.3 -4.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Monetary authority HK$ million Q3/18 3,855 3,890 19.2 17.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Banks HK$ million Q3/18 7,950,043 8,141,803 8.4 11.3 More Statistics DSBB
** Other sectors HK$ million Q3/18 2,920,332 2,710,836 17.3 11.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment: intercompany lending HK$ million Q3/18 2,071,987 2,174,282 0.4 7.0 More Statistics DSBB
Exchange rate
* Spot rate HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Jan/19 7.8470 7.8340 -0.3 -0.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Spot rate (Interbank rate) HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Jan/19 7.8460 7.8322 -0.3 -0.2 More Statistics DSBB
* 3-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Jan/19 -266 -210 - - More Statistics DSBB
* 6-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Jan/19 -440 -372 - - 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

- not applicable

  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 December 31, 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$105,868 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$3,000 million (equivalent to HK$23,495 million as at December 31, 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$8,768 million, which may be redeemed before maturity upon request from bond holders), bonds with nominal value of HK$26,065 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$1,000 million (equivalent to HK$7,832 million as at December 31, 2018) will mature within the period from January 2019 to December 2019 and the rest within the period from January 2020 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.
Last revision date: 22 February 2019
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