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September 2019 issue of "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" now available
     The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (September 16) the September 2019 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 "Analysis of Hong Kong's Imports of Goods" and "The Asset Management Industry in Hong Kong".

"Analysis of Hong Kong's Imports of Goods"

     Hong Kong is an externally oriented economy. In 2018, the value of Hong Kong's total exports of goods amounted to $4,158.1 billion, while that of imports of goods was $4,721.4 billion. The ratio of the value of total exports of goods to Hong Kong's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 1.46, while that of the value of imports of goods to GDP was 1.66.

     Goods consumed locally in Hong Kong and for exports are both largely based on imports. This feature article analyses the performance of Hong Kong's imports of goods in recent years.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Trade Analysis Section, C&SD (Tel: 2582 4914; email: trade@censtatd.gov.hk).

"The Asset Management Industry in Hong Kong"

     Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant international financial centres in the world and has strength in managing investments in the Asia Pacific region. The asset management industry has a stable development in Hong Kong in recent years. This feature article presents the operating characteristics and economic contribution of this industry between 2013 and 2017. It also briefly highlights the recent quarterly business performance of this industry.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Business Services Statistics Section, C&SD (Tel: 3903 7266; email: business-services@censtatd.gov.hk).

     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 Dissemination Section of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 4738; email: gen-enquiry@censtatd.gov.hk).
Ends/Monday, September 16, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:00
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