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Major Industry GroupYearNumber of establishmentsNumber of persons engagedNumber of employeesCompensation of employees (HK$ million)Operating expenses (HK$ million) (1)Value of purchases of goods for sale (HK$ million) (2)Business receipts and other income (HK$ million)Value added
(HK$ million)
Gross surplus
(HK$ million)
Information and communications 2011 8 752 99 948 96 336 31,198 79,066 10,243 149,076 59,630 28,569
2012 9 045 99 143 94 896 32,567 77,840 14,073 160,532 68,221 36,052
2013 9 665 102 916 98 713 36,189 85,000 15,842 176,581 74,702 39,550
2014 9 989 106 117 102 574 39,339 96,928 18,110 194,470 76,402 40,093
2015 10 065 105 186 102 499 38,793 96,588 28,005 206,526 79,000 43,139
Banking 2011 254 99 106 99 106 80,637 77,150 - 281,073   @   @
2012 256 98 711 98 711 81,589 80,458 - 304,225   @   @
2013 257 100 150 100 150 84,573 89,256 - 355,837   @   @
2014 261 103 420 103 420 88,717 94,834 - 378,115   @   @
2015 257 104 114 104 114 93,742 98,516 - 405,214   @   @
Financing (except banking) 2011 7 298 76 079 74 291 81,801 115,115 - 445,046 74,830 # 248,130
2012 7 596 78 880 77 502 77,497 101,868 - 375,671 64,193 # 196,306
2013 7 659 76 911 75 466 79,912 114,931 - 578,123 71,215 # 383,279
2014 7 833 81 930 80 697 82,492 117,218 - 595,301 80,145 # 395,591
2015 7 916 82 829 81 738 85,981 121,874 - 626,975 88,216 # 419,119
Insurance 2011 2 617 54 009 52 562 21,666 11,546 - 255,788   @   @
2012 2 492 56 839 55 946 25,298 12,483 - 330,081   @   @
2013 2 548 60 145 58 289 26,800 14,086 - 328,439   @   @
2014 2 591 65 506 64 444 29,629 15,101 - 430,918   @   @
2015 2 591 68 587 66 978 32,475 17,212 - 459,249   @   @
Professional, scientific
and technical activities
2011 22 813 128 307 112 753 40,754 46,501 900 109,430 57,959 21,275
2012 23 396 129 546 113 472 44,677 50,307 785 117,975 61,663 22,205
2013 24 695 133 265 116 264 45,895 51,659 835 121,721 63,971 23,331
2014 25 197 136 546 119 288 48,215 55,473 856 130,422 69,525 25,878
2015 25 769 141 283 124 740 52,446 56,769 1,026 137,181 73,696 26,940
Administrative and
support service activities
2011 11 227 213 584 208 273 33,043 82,283 488 124,827 40,657 9,013
2012 11 410 214 768 209 262 35,195 89,898 398 133,746 42,035 8,255
2013 11 947 215 663 209 115 37,657 91,478 712 138,686 44,200 8,828
2014 11 967 218 994 212 840 39,141 96,338 779 145,262 46,445 9,039
2015 11 964 224 919 218 317 41,905 100,645 837 154,082 48,860 10,696
Notes : The above statistics are compiled based on the Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification (HSIC) Version 2.0 and the series has been backcasted to 2005 whereas the statistics prior to 2005 are based on HSIC Version 1.1. Users may also download "HSIC Version 1.1-based statistics" for reference. For more details on the revision of HSIC, please refer to the feature article "Revision of the Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification" published in the November 2008 issue of the Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics.
 -Denotes "nil".
 (1)Operating expenses do not include provision, gain/loss on disposal of fixed assets, bad debts, penalty, write-off, donations to charities, insurance excesses as well as depreciation, amortisation and taxation payments.
 (2)Value of purchases of goods for sale has been adjusted for changes in stocks.
 @Statistics presented in this table are compiled based on data collected through the Annual Survey of Economic Activities. In compiling gross surplus and value added of the banking industry and the insurance industry, other data sources are required to supplement the data collected through this survey and these statistics are to be compiled under the framework of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). For statistics on value added of these two industries, please refer to Table 188 : Value Added of the Four Key Industries in this website.
 #Within the financing (except banking) industry, value added is not compiled for investment and holding companies owing to their special features of business operations. Hence, the figure of value added for this industry does not cover investment and holding companies.
Source : Business Services Statistics Section,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7268
 Enquiry e-mail : business-services@censtatd.gov.hk)



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