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January 2020 issue of "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" now available
     The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (January 15) the January 2020 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 "Air Cargo Statistics" and "Use of Language in Hong Kong".

"Air Cargo Statistics"

     The Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest and most advanced airports. It consolidates Hong Kong's position as a hub of commerce and plays a very important role in the development of Hong Kong as a logistics centre. In terms of international air cargo throughput, the Hong Kong International Airport continued to rank first among all airports in the world in 2018. This feature article provides a detailed analysis of the air cargo statistics of Hong Kong from 2014 to 2018 and briefly highlights the more recent performance of the industry by making reference to the quarterly air cargo statistics from the first quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2019.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Trade Statistics Processing Section, C&SD (Tel: 2582 5039; email: tsp_1@censtatd.gov.hk).

"Use of Language in Hong Kong"

     The C&SD conducted a Thematic Household Survey on use of language in Hong Kong during March to June 2018 to collect information on Hong Kong persons aged 6 to 65 on the use of spoken and written Chinese and English. This feature article briefly describes the major findings of the survey.  

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Social Surveys Section, C&SD (Tel: 2887 0416; email: thematic@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 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 C&SD (Tel: 2582 4738; email: gen-enquiry@censtatd.gov.hk).
Ends/Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:00
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