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August 2018 issue of "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" now available
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     The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (August 15) the August 2018 issue of the "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" (HKMDS).

     Apart from providing up-to-date statistics, this issue also contains two feature articles entitled "Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Transportation, Storage and Courier Services Sector, 2007 to 2016" and "Composite Employment Estimates 2017".

"Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Transportation, Storage and Courier Services Sector, 2007 to 2016"

     Transport plays an important role in the sustainable development of an economy. The transportation, storage and courier services sector continues to play a significant role in our economy. In 2016, this sector accounted for 6.2% of the Gross Domestic Product at current basic prices.

     This feature article presents statistics on the business performance and operating characteristics of the transportation, storage and courier services sector during the period 2007 to 2016, mainly based on the findings of the Annual Survey of Economic Activities. Reference is also made to relevant statistics from other sources for 2017.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Logistics and Producer Prices Statistics Section, C&SD (Tel: 3903 7255; email: [email protected]).

"Composite Employment Estimates 2017"

     In studies of employment statistics, the issue of discrepancies observed between the employment data obtained from establishment-based surveys which refer to occupied posts in firms, and those data obtained from household surveys which refer to persons employed, is common. To tackle this, the C&SD has been compiling a set of Composite Employment Estimates (CEE) which reconcile, under a designated statistical framework, the results obtained from the household-based General Household Survey and the establishment-based Quarterly Survey of Employment and Vacancies since 1997.

     This feature article provides the CEE figures in individual industries for 2012 to 2017. It also gives an account of the characteristics of CEE and briefly discusses the differences and usage of the CEE vis-à-vis the other employment figures.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Employment Statistics and Central Register of Establishments Section, C&SD (Tel: 2582 4751; email: [email protected]).

     Published in bilingual form, the HKMDS is a compact volume of official statistics containing about 140 tables. It collects up-to-date statistical series on various aspects of the social and economic situation of Hong Kong. Topics include population; labour; external trade; National Income and Balance of Payments; prices; business performance; energy; housing and property; government accounts, finance and insurance; and transport, communications and tourism. For selected key statistical items, over 20 charts depicting the annual trend in the past decade and quarterly or monthly trend in the recent two years are also available. Users can download the Digest free of charge at the website of the C&SD (www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp460.jsp?productCode=B1010002).

     Enquiries about the contents of the Digest can be directed to the Statistical Information Services Section of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 4738; email: [email protected]).
 
Ends/Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00
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