Reports containing key statistics on various major industry sectors in 2015 published
Reports containing key statistics on various major industry sectors in 2015 published
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     The following five reports presenting the key statistics on the business performance and operating characteristics of various major industry sectors in 2015 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 2015;
(ii) Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Building, Construction and Real Estate Sectors in 2015;
(iii) Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Import/Export, Wholesale and Retail Trades, and Accommodation and Food Services Sectors in 2015;
(iv) Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Transportation, Storage and Courier Services Sector in 2015; and
(v) Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Information and Communications, Financing and Insurance, Professional and Business Services Sectors in 2015.

     The key statistics presented in these reports were compiled from the results of the 2015 Annual Survey of Economic Activities conducted by the C&SD. They contain a wide range of statistics reflecting the business performance and operating characteristics of various major industry sectors in 2015, 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 2015, summary statistics for 2013 and 2014 are also contained in these reports to facilitate reference and comparison.

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

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

     Enquiries regarding the reports can be directed to the relevant Sections of the C&SD shown in the attached table.
 
Ends/Friday, December 30, 2016
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