Reports releasing key statistics on various major economic sectors in 2012 published
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     The following five reports presenting the key statistics on the business performance and operating characteristics of various major economic sectors in 2012 have been published by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD):

(i) Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Industrial Sector in 2012;

(ii) Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Building, Construction and Real Estate Sectors in 2012;

(iii) Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Import/Export, Wholesale and Retail Trades, and Accommodation and Food Services Sectors in 2012;

(iv) Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Transportation, Storage and Courier Services Sector in 2012; and

(v) Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Information and Communications, Financing and Insurance, Professional and Business Services Sectors in 2012.

     The key statistics presented in these reports were compiled from the results of the 2012 Annual Survey of Economic Activities (ASEA) conducted by the C&SD. They contain a wide range of statistics reflecting the business performance and operating characteristics of various major economic sectors for 2012, mainly including:

* number of establishments;
* number of persons engaged;
* value of sales of goods, business receipts and other income;
* compensation of employees;
* operating expenses;
* gross surplus;
* value added; and
* gross additions to fixed assets.

     Apart from statistics relating to 2012, summary statistics for 2010 and 2011 are also contained in these reports to facilitate reference and comparison.

     The statistics in the reports are complementary to those relatively timely but simpler statistics on the current situation of various major economic sectors as provided by the relevant quarterly or monthly surveys. They together constitute a comprehensive series of sectoral statistics to facilitate readers in grasping the salient features and developments of various major economic sectors.

     Users can download these reports free of charge from the website of C&SD (www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp70.jsp).

     Enquiries regarding the aforesaid reports can be directed to the relevant Sections of C&SD shown in the attached table.

Ends/Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:00

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