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Population ('000)   
End-2018  
End-2019 #
7 486.4  
7 500.7  
Number of households ('000)   
2/2019 - 4/2019  
2/2020 - 4/2020  
2 600.3  
2 647.7  
Labour force ('000)   
3/2019 - 5/2019  
3/2020 - 5/2020 #
3 983.3  
3 849.9  
Unemployment rate (%) (seasonally adjusted)   
3/2019 - 5/2019  
3/2020 - 5/2020 #
2.8  
5.9  
Real Wage Index (Year-on-year % change)
Dec 2019  
Mar 2020  
-0.5  
-0.3  
Total exports of goods, values (HK$ Million)   
2018  
2019  
Apr 2020  
May 2020  
309,462  
317,610  
Total exports of goods, quantum index (Year-on-year % change)   
2018  
2019  
4.9  
-5.0  
Mar 2020  
Apr 2020  
-4.6  
-2.7  
Imports of goods, value (HK$ Million)   
2018  
2019  
Apr 2020  
May 2020  
332,799  
331,341  
Imports of goods, quantum index (Year-on-year % change)   
2018  
2019  
5.9  
-7.6  
Mar 2020  
Apr 2020  
-10.3  
-5.3  
Gross Domestic Product (Year-on-year % change in real terms) ^
2018 r
2019 r
+2.8  
-1.2  
Q4 2019 r
Q1 2020 r
-3.0  
-8.9  
Balance of Payments — current account balance (HK$ Million)   
2018 #
2019 #
105,942  
176,005  
Q4 2019 #
Q1 2020 #
41,702  
-9,028  
Composite Consumer Price Index  (Year-on-year % change)   
2018  
2019  
2.4  
2.9  
Apr 2020  
May 2020  
1.9  
1.5  
Total retail sales, volume index (Year-on-year % change)   
2018  
2019  
7.6  
-12.3  
Apr 2020  
May 2020 #
-37.5  
-33.9  
Business Receipts Indices (Year-on-year % change) - Banking   
Q4 2019  
Q1 2020 #
0.8  
1.9  
Business Receipts Indices (Year-on-year % change) - Financing (except banking)   
Q4 2019  
Q1 2020 #
9.9  
5.3  
Money Supply - M3 (HK$ million)
Q1 2019  
Q1 2020  
Newly completed residential flats ('000)
2019  
1/2020 - 3/2020  
30.3  
8.1  
Public mobile subscribers per 1 000 population  (1)
End-2019  
End-2/2020  
1 264 #  
1 252 #  
Visitor arrivals ('000)
2019  
1/2020 - 4/2020  
55 913  
3 493  
#Provisional figures
^The volume estimates of GDP and its components for 2019, which were previously valued at 2017 prices, have been revalued at 2018 prices. This rebasing of the volume measures affects the real growth rates of the annual and quarterly GDP for 2019.
r"Revised figures". These "revised figures" are still subject to further revision later on when more data are incorporated.
(1)Figures exclude pre-paid SIM cards
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