November 2017 issue of "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" now available
November 2017 issue of "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" now available
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     The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (November 15) the November 2017 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 "Port Cargo Statistics, 2006 to 2016" and "Usage of Information Technology and the Internet by Hong Kong Residents, 2000 to 2016".

"Port Cargo Statistics, 2006 to 2016"

     The port of Hong Kong is a major hub port of the Asia-Pacific region. Hong Kong's port cargo throughput increased from 238 million tonnes in 2006 to 257 million tonnes in 2016, representing an average annual growth rate of 0.8%. The port cargo movements between Hong Kong and the mainland of China (the Mainland) accounted for 45.5% of Hong Kong's port cargo throughput in 2016. About 76.6% of the port cargo movements between Hong Kong and the Mainland were in the Pearl River Delta region.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Outward Processing and Shipping Statistics Section, C&SD (Tel: 2582 4889; email: shipping@censtatd.gov.hk).

"Usage of Information Technology and the Internet by Hong Kong Residents, 2000 to 2016"

     To have a better understanding of the latest development of information technology (IT) in the community, the C&SD has been conducting the Thematic Household Survey on IT Usage and Penetration regularly since 2000. The survey results provide useful reference in formulating the strategy for the development of IT in Hong Kong. This feature article describes the usage of IT and the Internet by the Hong Kong residents from 2000 to 2016. 

     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 the C&SD (www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp140.jsp?productCode=B1010002).

     Enquiries about the contents of the Digest can be directed to the Statistical Information Services Section of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 4738; email: gen-enquiry@censtatd.gov.hk).
 
Ends/Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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