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Date of last update: 23 Apr 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 Q4/18 701,822 675,977 1.3 2.8 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 478,447 446,416 3.1 4.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 67,018 66,052 5.0 3.3

More Statistics DSBB

*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 144,325 144,744 -5.4 9.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 -3,008 11,698 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods and services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 1,336,737 1,351,265 0.2 4.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods and services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 1,321,697 1,344,198 -0.5 7.1 More Statistics DSBB
** By Economic Activity
*** Agriculture, fishing, mining and quarrying HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 438 430 2.3 -1.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Manufacturing HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 6,957 7,149 1.3 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 7,675 9,895 -0.7 -4.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Construction HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 30,331 29,412 -6.0 2.4 More Statistics DSBB
*** Services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 640,781 607,235 2.4 3.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Import/export, wholesale and retail trades HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 167,048 153,773 2.0 5.1 More Statistics DSBB
**** Accommodation and food services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 22,229 20,741 1.9 3.5 More Statistics DSBB
**** Transportation, storage, postal and courier services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 42,941 40,448 3.2 1.5 More Statistics DSBB
****Information and communications HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 24,042 23,333 4.7 3.2 More Statistics DSBB
**** Financing  and insurance HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 127,084 116,497 3.4 3.7 More Statistics DSBB
**** Real estate, professional and business services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 72,266 67,227 0.8 1.5 More Statistics DSBB
**** Public administration, social and personal services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 117,399 118,396 3.2 3.0 More Statistics DSBB
**** Ownership of premises HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 67,773 66,822 1.1 1.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Taxes on products HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q4/18 20,034 20,920 -27.0 -2.2 More Statistics DSBB
* GDP (Nominal) HK$ million, at current market prices Q4/18 755,174 726,585 4.7 6.8 More Statistics DSBB
** By Expenditure Component
*** Private consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q4/18 503,629 474,123 5.2 7.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Government consumption expenditure HK$ million, at current market prices Q4/18 71,562 70,231 9.1 7.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Gross domestic fixed capital formation HK$ million, at current market prices Q4/18 157,177 157,986 -2.9 15.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Changes in inventories HK$ million, at current market prices Q4/18 -5,110 12,396 - - More Statistics DSBB
*** Exports of goods and services HK$ million, at current market prices Q4/18 1,414,780 1,411,021 2.4 7.3 More Statistics DSBB
*** Imports of goods and services HK$ million, at current market prices Q4/18 1,386,864 1,399,172 1.0 9.5 More Statistics DSBB
Production Index (All Manufacturing Industries)1 Index, 2008=100 Q4/18 96.1 98.8 1.3 1.2 More Statistics DSBB
Forward-looking Indicator
Business Expectations2 - Q1/19 - - - - More Statistics DSBB
Retail Sales Volume Index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Feb/19 101.9 120.0 -10.4 6.9 More Statistics DSBB
Labour Market
* Employment Employed persons (thousand) (3-month moving average) Jan/19-Mar/19 3,860 3,867 -0.3 -0.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Unemployment rate (Seasonally adjusted) Percentage of labour force (3-month moving average) Jan/19-Mar/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 Mar/19 108.8 109.1 2.1 2.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Producer price index (All manufacturing industries)1 Index, 2008=100 Q4/18 110.6 111.5 0.3 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
FISCAL SECTOR
General Government Operations (Budgetary Accounts [Monthly])
* Revenue HK$ million Feb/19 34,698 90,861 -26.4 -4.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Expenditure HK$ million Feb/19 42,985 41,775 7.5 4.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Surplus/deficit (+/-) HK$ million Feb/19 -8,287 49,086 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Financing HK$ million Feb/19 8,287 -49,086 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Banking sector 3 HK$ million Feb/19 7,867 -48,363 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Non-banking sector HK$ million Feb/19 420 -723 - - More Statistics DSBB
** External HK$ million Feb/19 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
Government Debt
* Government debt 4 HK$ million Feb/19 1,500 1,500 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Debt guaranteed by government 5 HK$ million Feb/19 24,228 24,045 -9.7 -10.7 More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector (Monetary Statistics)
* Monetary aggregates (HK$ M3) HK$ million Feb/19 7,380,504 7,372,696 1.4 1.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to the Hong Kong SAR Government 6 HK$ million Feb/19 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to private sector 7 HK$ million Feb/19 6,839,557 6,838,419 4.0 4.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Net external position (Net external claims) 8 HK$ million Jan/19 2,526,209 2,593,181 6.3 10.8 More Statistics DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Exchange Fund Balance Sheet)
* Monetary base HK$ million Mar/19 1,639,430 1,646,603 -5.2 -4.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the Hong Kong SAR Government HK$ million Mar/19 0 0 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong HK$ million Mar/19 254,925 290,971 2.5 26.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign assets HK$ million Mar/19 3,603,331 3,577,465 0.1 -0.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign liabilities HK$ million Mar/19 631 734 79.3 50.1 More Statistics DSBB
Interest Rate
* Base rate Percent per annum Mar/19 2.75 2.75 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Yield of exchange fund bills - 91-day Percent per annum Mar/19 1.36 1.18 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Government bond yield - 10-year Percent per annum Mar/19 1.54 1.83 - - 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 Mar/19 29,051 28,633 -3.5 -7.2 More Statistics DSBB
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of Payments
* Imports of goods and services HK$ million Q4/18 1,386,864 1,399,172 1.0 9.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Exports of goods and services HK$ million Q4/18 1,414,780 1,411,021 2.4 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 Mar/19 437.9 434.4 -0.5 -2.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity US$ billion Feb/19 434.4 432.1 -2.0 -2.1 More Statistics DSBB
Merchandise Trade
* Total exports of goods (f.o.b.) HK$ billion Feb/19 228.7 348.7 -6.9 -0.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Total imports of goods (c.i.f.) HK$ billion Feb/19 277.5 359.0 -3.8 -6.0 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$) Mar/19 7.8490 7.8510 0.0 -0.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Spot rate (Interbank rate) HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Mar/19 7.8499 7.8498 0.0 -0.3 More Statistics DSBB
* 3-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Mar/19 -211 -231 - - More Statistics DSBB
* 6-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Mar/19 -383 -400 - - More Statistics DSBB
POPULATION
POPULATION Number, half-yearly SA2/18 7,482,500 7,451,000 0.9 0.8 More Statistics DSBB

Footnotes:

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- 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 February 28, 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$94,154 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$3,000 million (equivalent to HK$23,549 million as at February 28, 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$8,754 million, which may be redeemed before maturity upon request from bond holders), bonds with nominal value of HK$32,259 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$1,000 million (equivalent to HK$7,850 million as at February 28, 2019) will mature within the period from March 2019 to February 2020 and the rest within the period from March 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. 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.
  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: 23 April 2019
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