Schedule for issuing press releases on statistical data

     Following is a reminder of the press releases to be issued between August and October 2015. The schedule for issuing press releases on statistical data in 2015 was provided to the media in September 2014. No change has been made to the original schedule.

August 2015

Date       Press Release
----       -------------
13         Volume and Price Statistics of External
           Merchandise Trade for June 2015

13         Mid-year Population for 2015

14         Gross Domestic Product for Second
           Quarter 2015: data contained in the
           press release entitled "Economic
           Situation in the Second Quarter of 2015
           and Latest GDP and Price Forecasts for
           2015" issued by the Economic Analysis
           Division of the Economic Analysis
           and Business Facilitation Unit under  
           the Financial Secretary's Office (Note)

18         Unemployment and Underemployment
           Statistics for May - July 2015

20         Consumer Price Index for July 2015

25         External Merchandise Trade Statistics  
           for July 2015

31         Retail Sales Statistics for July 2015

September 2015

Date       Press Release
----       -------------
7          Statistics on Vessels, Port Cargo and
           Containers for Second Quarter 2015

10         Quarterly Business Receipts Indices for
           Service Industries for Second Quarter

11         Construction Output Statistics for  
           Second Quarter 2015

14         Index of Industrial Production and
           Producer Price Index for the Industrial
           Sector for Second Quarter 2015

14         Gross National Income and External  
           Primary Income Flows for Second Quarter

17         Unemployment and Underemployment
           Statistics for June - August 2015

17         Volume and Price Statistics of External
           Merchandise Trade for July 2015

17         Statistics on Trade Involving Outward
           Processing in the Mainland of China for
           Second Quarter 2015

18         Chain Volume Measures of Gross Domestic
           Product by Economic Activity for Second
           Quarter 2015

21         Consumer Price Index for August 2015

21         Employment and Vacancies Statistics for
           June 2015

21         Balance of Payments and International
           Investment Position Statistics for  
           Second Quarter 2015

24         External Merchandise Trade Statistics
           for August 2015

25         Wage and Payroll Statistics for June

October 2015

Date       Press Release
----       -------------
2          Retail Sales Statistics for August 2015

15         Volume and Price Statistics of External
           Merchandise Trade for August 2015

19         Unemployment and Underemployment
           Statistics for July - September 2015

22         Consumer Price Index for September 2015

23         Business Expectations for Fourth  
           Quarter 2015

27         External Merchandise Trade Statistics
           for September 2015

27         Salary Indices for Managerial and
           Professional Employees for June 2015

Note: The Economic Analysis Division of the Economic Analysis and Business Facilitation Unit under the Financial Secretary's Office will issue a press release on the Half-yearly Economic Report 2015 and second update of GDP and prices forecasts for 2015 as a whole. The GDP for the second quarter of 2015 will also be released there. No separate press release on the GDP for the second quarter of 2015 will be issued by the Census and Statistics Department on that day.

     The schedule for regular press releases in the other months of 2015 can be downloaded at the website of the Census and Statistics Department (

Ends/Friday, July 31, 2015
Issued at HKT 11:00