January 2021 issue of "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" now available
Apart from providing up-to-date statistics, this issue also contains two feature articles entitled "Hong Kong's External Direct Investment Statistics, 2010 to 2019" and "The Four Key Industries in the Hong Kong Economy".
"Hong Kong's External Direct Investment Statistics, 2010 to 2019"
Hong Kong is an international financial centre and commercial hub. It is also a gateway to the vast market of the mainland of China (the Mainland) as well as a platform for facilitating the Mainland enterprises to gain access to the global market. External direct investment (DI) between Hong Kong and the rest of the world, including the Mainland, is very sizable. Analysis of Hong Kong's DI statistics over the past years is useful in understanding the characteristics and trend of DI in Hong Kong.
This feature article presents the salient features of Hong Kong's DI statistics in the past decade.
For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Balance of Payments Branch (2), the C&SD (Tel: 3903 7016; email: email@example.com).
"The Four Key Industries in the Hong Kong Economy"
The Government has been actively pursuing economic development in order to keep up the competitive advantage of Hong Kong. The traditional Four Key Industries in Hong Kong, namely financial services, tourism, trading and logistics, and professional and producer services, have been the driving force of Hong Kong’s economic growth, providing impetus to growth of other sectors and creating employment.
This feature article analyses the economic contribution and employment situation in respect of the Four Key Industries in 2019. Taken together, the share of the total value added of the Four Key Industries in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 56.4%, while the percentage share of total employment was 45.4%. Compared with 2018, the value added of financial services industry recorded the largest growth (+8.4%) among the four industries, with its share to the GDP increased to 21.2%. The industry employed 272 600 persons in 2019, or 7.1% of total employment.
For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the National Income Branch (2), the C&SD (Tel: 3903 7002; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 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 (1) of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 4738; email: email@example.com).
Ends/Friday, January 15, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:00
Issued at HKT 16:00