LCQ11: Contribution of tourism industry to economy of Hong Kong

     Following is a written reply by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, to a question by the Hon Cyd Ho in the Legislative Council today (May 14):


     Regarding the contribution of the tourism industry to the economy of Hong Kong, will the Government inform this Council of (i) the value added, (ii) the percentage of the value added in the Gross Domestic Product, (iii) the number of employees, and (iv) the percentage of the number of employees in the total employment, in respect of inbound and outbound tourism in 2012 and 2013 and the projections for 2014 and 2017 (set out by tourism-related industry in tables of the same format as the table in the Appendix)?



     According to the information provided by the Census and Statistics Department, the value added of inbound and outbound tourism, its percentage share in our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the number of employees for inbound and outbound tourism and its percentage share in Hong Kong's total employment in 2012 are tabulated in the Annex.

     The Government will release the corresponding figures of 2013 in early 2015, but does not have the forecasts for 2014 and 2017.

Ends/Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:22