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Research and Development (R&D) Expenditure and R&D Personnel
2015  
2016  
R&D expenditure (HK$ million)   
R&D expenditure as a ratio to GDP (%)
0.76 @
0.79 @
R&D personnel (in full-time equivalent)   
28 165  
29 047  
Use of Information Technology by Households
2016  
2017  
Proportion of households with personal computer at home (%)
80.6  
80.9  
Proportion of households with personal computer at home connected to the Internet (%)
79.5  
80.2  
Use of Information Technology by Businesses
2015  
2017  
Proportion of business establishments using computers (%)
76.3  
79.6  
Proportion of business establishments using the Internet (%)
79.9  
87.7  
Proportion of business establishments with a web presence (1)(%)
32.6  
33.6  
(1) Web presence refers to the situation whereby an establishment has a website/webpage or presence on another entity’s website (including the website of a related business). Inclusion in an online directory and any other web pages where the establishment does not have substantial control over the content of the webpage are excluded.
@ Figures are subject to revision later on.

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Latest Release Date Upcoming Release Date
Hong Kong as an Information Society 29 Jun 2018 -
Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector 27 Feb 2018 -
Hong Kong Innovation Activities Statistics 29 Dec 2017 -
Hong Kong as a Knowledge-based Economy - A Statistical Perspective 29 Sep 2017 -
Annual Survey of Innovation Activities in the Business Sector 24 Oct 2008 -
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