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Major Industry GroupYearNumber of establishmentsNumber of persons engagedNumber of employeesCompensation of employees (HK$ million)Operating expenses (HK$ million) (1)Value of purchases of goods for sale (HK$ million) (2)Business receipts and other income (HK$ million)Value added
(HK$ million)
Gross surplus
(HK$ million)
Information and communications 2014 9 989 106 117 102 574 39,339 96,928 18,110 194,470 76,402 40,093
2015 10 065 105 186 102 499 38,793 96,588 28,005 206,526 79,000 43,139
2016 10 179 106 936 103 576 39,718 96,607 18,007 200,066 82,659 45,734
2017 10 583 107 376 103 637 41,044 92,893 19,451 200,417 85,472 47,028
2018 10 842 108 134 105 035 42,970 98,374 20,661 211,520 89,039 49,515
Banking 2014 261 103 420 103 420 88,717 94,834 - 378,115   @   @
2015 257 104 114 104 114 93,742 98,516 - 405,214   @   @
2016 253 103 178 103 178 93,002 95,214 - 377,639   @   @
2017 239 104 258 104 258 97,389 107,606 - 425,524   @   @
2018 231 107 461 107 461 97,836 118,412 - 472,062   @   @
Financing (except banking) 2014 7 833 81 930 80 697 82,492 117,218 - 595,301 80,145 # 395,591
2015 7 916 82 829 81 738 85,981 121,874 - 626,975 88,216 # 419,119
2016 8 087 84 791 83 096 90,120 122,761 - 603,118 86,481 # 390,237
2017 8 164 86 160 85 766 99,882 136,055 - 665,954 94,759 # 430,016
2018 8 547 89 071 87 970 102,522 143,621 - 633,898 100,914 # 387,755
Insurance 2014 2 591 65 506 64 444 29,629 15,101 - 430,918   @   @
2015 2 591 68 587 66 978 32,475 17,212 - 459,249   @   @
2016 2 638 78 637 77 203 41,633 21,110 - 513,148   @   @
2017 2 669 83 665 81 830 45,966 21,610 - 592,797   @   @
2018 2 680 88 428 86 376 51,852 22,101 - 559,463   @   @
Professional, scientific
and technical activities
2014 25 197 136 546 119 288 48,215 55,473 856 130,422 69,525 25,878
2015 25 769 141 283 124 740 52,446 56,769 1,026 137,181 73,696 26,940
2016 26 053 143 985 126 898 56,789 58,849 1,014 143,531 78,318 26,878
2017 26 536 145 315 128 720 59,848 61,089 1,267 150,078 81,267 27,874
2018 27 129 148 644 137 577 63,960 66,309 1,374 161,554 86,938 29,911
Administrative and
support service activities
2014 11 967 218 994 212 840 39,141 96,338 779 145,262 46,445 9,039
2015 11 964 224 919 218 317 41,905 100,645 837 154,082 48,860 10,696
2016 11 789 228 720 223 862 45,229 95,971 660 153,103 51,086 11,244
2017 11 902 230 603 226 306 47,065 91,343 585 150,317 53,887 11,325
2018 12 218 236 845 233 812 48,689 88,861 571 149,527 56,794 11,408
Notes : 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.
 -Denotes "nil".
 (1)Operating expenses do not include provision, gain/loss on disposal of fixed assets, bad debts, penalty, write-off, donations to charities, insurance excesses as well as depreciation, amortisation and taxation payments.
 (2)Value of purchases of goods for sale has been adjusted for changes in stocks.
 @Statistics presented in this table are compiled based on data collected through the Annual Survey of Economic Activities. In compiling gross surplus and value added of the banking industry and the insurance industry, other data sources are required to supplement the data collected through this survey and these statistics are to be compiled under the framework of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). For statistics on value added of these two industries, please refer to Table 188 : Value Added of the Four Key Industries in this website.
 #Within the financing (except banking) industry, value added is not compiled for investment and holding companies owing to their special features of business operations. Hence, the figure of value added for this industry does not cover investment and holding companies.
Source : Business Services Statistics Section,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7268
 Enquiry e-mail : business-services@censtatd.gov.hk)



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