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Major Industry GroupYearAverage business receipts per establishment ($ thousand)Average number of persons engaged per establishmentRatio of input contents to total business receipts
(a)
Cost of goods sold
(b)
Compensation of employees
(c)
Operating expenses
(d)
Gross surplus
[Total of (a) to (d)]
Total business receipts
Import/export trade 2013 48,828 6.0 0.82 0.04 0.07 0.08 1.00
2014 49,976 5.9 0.81 0.04 0.07 0.08 1.00
2015 49,199 6.0 0.81 0.04 0.07 0.07 1.00
2016 47,876 5.7 0.81 0.04 0.07 0.08 1.00
2017 50,707 5.8 0.81 0.04 0.07 0.08 1.00
Wholesale trade 2013 21,442 4.4 0.89 0.04 0.04 0.03 1.00
2014 23,184 4.8 0.89 0.04 0.05 0.03 1.00
2015 22,650 4.6 0.88 0.04 0.05 0.03 1.00
2016 22,009 4.5 0.88 0.04 0.05 0.03 1.00
2017 22,361 4.5 0.89 0.04 0.04 0.03 1.00
Retail trade 2013 11,301 5.4 0.64 0.08 0.19 0.10 1.00
2014 11,671 5.5 0.63 0.08 0.20 0.09 1.00
2015 12,020 5.9 0.63 0.09 0.21 0.07 1.00
2016 11,638 5.9 0.61 0.09 0.22 0.07 1.00
2017 12,439 6.0 0.62 0.09 0.22 0.07 1.00
Accommodation services 2013 42,603 39.9 0.08 0.25 0.27 0.40 1.00
2014 43,320 39.3 0.08 0.25 0.29 0.38 1.00
2015 39,997 38.5 0.08 0.27 0.30 0.35 1.00
2016 40,668 38.8 0.08 0.28 0.31 0.33 1.00
2017 40,923 39.2 0.08 0.29 0.31 0.33 1.00
Food services 2013 8,860 18.5 0.33 0.28 0.31 0.08 1.00
2014 9,211 18.5 0.33 0.29 0.31 0.07 1.00
2015 9,747 19.1 0.32 0.29 0.31 0.07 1.00
2016 10,090 18.8 0.32 0.30 0.31 0.07 1.00
2017 10,092 18.6 0.32 0.30 0.31 0.07 1.00
Notes : (1)The sum of individual items may not add up to the total because of rounding.
 (2)Accommodation services sector covers hotels, guesthouses, boarding houses and other establishments providing short term accommodation.
 (3)The above statistics are compiled based on the Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification (HSIC) Version 2.0 and the series has been backcasted to 2005 whereas the statistics prior to 2005 are based on HSIC Version 1.1. Users may also download "HSIC Version 1.1-based statistics" for reference. For more details on the revision of HSIC, please refer to the feature article "Revision of the Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification" published in the November 2008 issue of the Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics.
Source : Distribution Services Statistics Section,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7399
 Enquiry e-mail : asw@censtatd.gov.hk)



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