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Date of last update: 18 Dec 2018

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

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*** 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 Q2/18 502 432 -3.6 -4.8 More Statistics DSBB
*** Manufacturing HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 6,860 6,344 1.6 1.1 More Statistics DSBB
*** Electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 9,344 7,975 4.4 4.2 More Statistics DSBB
*** Construction HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 31,138 33,721 -1.8 3.5 More Statistics DSBB
*** Services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 565,233 574,769 3.8 4.4 More Statistics DSBB
**** Import/export, wholesale and retail trades HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 122,850 127,642 5.8 6.4 More Statistics DSBB
**** Accommodation and food services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 19,960 21,540 3.8 5.9 More Statistics DSBB
**** Transportation, storage, postal and courier services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 37,810 41,133 4.3 4.9 More Statistics DSBB
****Information and communications HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 20,687 22,614 3.3 3.1 More Statistics DSBB
**** Financing  and insurance HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 116,484 114,620 5.1 6.8 More Statistics DSBB
**** Real estate, professional and business services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 65,319 71,518 2.0 2.1 More Statistics DSBB
**** Public administration, social and personal services HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 118,177 110,420 2.9 3.4 More Statistics DSBB
**** Ownership of premises HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 63,946 65,285 1.0 1.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Taxes on products HK$ million, in chained (2016) dollars Q2/18 24,781 25,924 4.7 15.6 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 - Q4/18 - - - - More Statistics DSBB
Retail Sales Volume Index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Oct/18 98.9 91.3 5.2 1.4 More Statistics DSBB
Labour Market
* Employment Employed persons (thousand) (3-month moving average) Sep/18-Nov/18 3,867 3,873 1.0 1.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Unemployment rate (Seasonally adjusted) Percentage of labour force (3-month moving average) Sep/18-Nov/18 2.8 2.8 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Wages/earnings (Nominal index of payroll per person engaged) Index, Q1/99=100 Q2/18 150.3 163.8 3.8 3.8 More Statistics DSBB
Price Indices
* Composite consumer price index Index, Oct14-Sep15=100 Oct/18 107.7 107.4 2.7 2.7 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 Oct/18 72,801 31,007 18.5 -7.8 More Statistics DSBB
* Expenditure HK$ million Oct/18 43,483 40,311 10.9 5.1 More Statistics DSBB
* Surplus/deficit (+/-) HK$ million Oct/18 29,318 -9,304 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Financing HK$ million Oct/18 -29,318 9,304 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Banking sector 3 HK$ million Oct/18 -29,108 9,425 - - More Statistics DSBB
** Domestic - Non-banking sector HK$ million Oct/18 -210 -121 - - More Statistics DSBB
** External HK$ million Oct/18 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
Government Debt
* Government debt 4 HK$ million Oct/18 1,500 1,500 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Debt guaranteed by government 5 HK$ million Oct/18 23,898 24,065 -12.0 -11.5 More Statistics DSBB
FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector (Monetary Statistics)
* Monetary aggregates (HK$ M3) HK$ million Oct/18 7,289,668 7,321,701 -2.1 4.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to the Hong Kong SAR Government 6 HK$ million Oct/18 0 0 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Gross domestic credit to private sector 7 HK$ million Oct/18 6,773,015 6,776,559 0.1 7.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Net external position (Net external claims) 8 HK$ million Sep/18 2,474,137 2,373,378 8.6 0.2 More Statistics DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Exchange Fund Balance Sheet)
* Monetary base HK$ million Nov/18 1,616,986 1,615,060 -3.5 -3.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the Hong Kong SAR Government HK$ million Nov/18 0 0 0.0 0.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Claims on the private sector in Hong Kong HK$ million Nov/18 223,513 209,153 -14.8 -16.3 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign assets HK$ million Nov/18 3,469,432 3,473,533 1.3 2.2 More Statistics DSBB
* Foreign liabilities HK$ million Nov/18 527 510 46.0 -3.2 More Statistics DSBB
Interest Rate
* Base rate Percent per annum Nov/18 2.50 2.50 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Yield of exchange fund bills - 91-day Percent per annum Nov/18 1.65 1.55 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Government bond yield - 10-year Percent per annum Nov/18 2.35 2.41 - - 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 Nov/18 26,507 24,980 -9.2 -11.6 More Statistics DSBB
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of Payments
* Imports of goods and services HK$ million Q2/18 1,308,546 1,249,564 8.5 9.7 More Statistics DSBB
* Exports of goods and services HK$ million Q2/18 1,272,868 1,247,520 7.9 9.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from primary income HK$ million Q2/18 56,590 24,160 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Net receipts from secondary income HK$ million Q2/18 -5,321 -5,552 - - More Statistics DSBB
* International reserves (Change in reserve assets) HK$ million Q2/18 48,503 -73,786 - - More Statistics DSBB
* Capital and financial transactions (Non-reserve) HK$ million Q2/18 -94,380 29,213 - - More Statistics DSBB
International Reserves
* Foreign currency reserve assets US$ billion Nov/18 423.2 423.2 0.3 0.9 More Statistics DSBB
* Data template on international reserves/foreign currency liquidity US$ billion Oct/18 423.2 426.4 0.9 1.7 More Statistics DSBB
Merchandise Trade
* Total exports of goods (f.o.b.) HK$ billion Oct/18 383.7 375.0 14.6 4.5 More Statistics DSBB
* Total imports of goods (c.i.f.) HK$ billion Oct/18 428.1 422.7 13.1 4.8 More Statistics DSBB
International Investment Position
* Assets HK$ million Q2/18 43,751,945 43,623,599 12.1 17.9 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q2/18 16,303,673 16,117,711 10.0 17.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Portfolio investment HK$ million Q2/18 13,655,302 13,871,776 16.4 22.9 More Statistics DSBB
*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q2/18 9,193,747 9,546,543 16.1 27.0 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q2/18 4,461,555 4,325,234 17.0 14.7 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q2/18 692,869 667,217 13.8 0.7 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q2/18 9,711,369 9,511,637 11.7 15.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Reserve assets HK$ million Q2/18 3,388,731 3,455,257 6.4 12.4 More Statistics DSBB
* Liabilities HK$ million Q2/18 32,773,786 31,989,758 11.9 16.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment HK$ million Q2/18 17,550,548 16,962,183 11.5 16.9 More Statistics DSBB

** Portfolio investment

HK$ million Q2/18 4,338,526 4,336,689 10.6 18.9

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*** Equity and investment fund shares HK$ million Q2/18 3,723,524 3,768,562 8.4 15.7 More Statistics DSBB
*** Debt securities HK$ million Q2/18 615,003 568,126 25.7 45.8 More Statistics DSBB
** Financial derivatives HK$ million Q2/18 616,657 621,982 6.3 -0.4 More Statistics DSBB
** Other investment HK$ million Q2/18 10,268,055 10,068,904 13.7 15.0 More Statistics DSBB
* Net international investment position HK$ million Q2/18 10,978,159 11,633,841 12.5 23.1 More Statistics DSBB
External Debt
* Gross external debt HK$ million Q2/18 13,057,340 12,775,626 11.9 16.3 More Statistics DSBB
** General government HK$ million Q2/18 26,528 26,446 -4.1 -0.5 More Statistics DSBB
** Monetary authority HK$ million Q2/18 3,890 4,125 18.0 17.6 More Statistics DSBB
** Banks HK$ million Q2/18 8,141,803 8,071,324 10.7 13.3 More Statistics DSBB
** Other sectors HK$ million Q2/18 2,710,836 2,535,135 27.0 27.2 More Statistics DSBB
** Direct investment: intercompany lending HK$ million Q2/18 2,174,282 2,138,596 1.1 16.0 More Statistics DSBB
Exchange rate
* Spot rate HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Nov/18 7.8220 7.8470 -0.2 -0.6 More Statistics DSBB
* Spot rate (Interbank rate) HK$ per US$ (Positive sign represent appreciation of HK$) Nov/18 7.8220 7.8457 -0.2 -0.6 More Statistics DSBB
* 3-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Nov/18 -198 -171 - - More Statistics DSBB
* 6-month forward rate (Interbank rate) HK$ against USD (pip) Nov/18 -328 -268 - - More Statistics DSBB
POPULATION
POPULATION Number, half-yearly SA1/18 7,448,900 7,413,100 0.8 0.5 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 October 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$100,395 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$3,000 million (equivalent to HK$23,535 million as at October 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$5,795 million, which may be redeemed before maturity upon request from bond holders), bonds with nominal value of HK$26,077 million and alternative bonds with nominal value of US$1,000 million (equivalent to HK$7,845 million as at October 31, 2018) will mature within the period from November 2018 to October 2019 and the rest within the period from November 2019 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: 18 December 2018
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