This publication presents up-to-date quarterly statistics on the short-term changes of business receipts of various service industries which help readers grasp the first-hand information on the performance of the service industries.
This publication is one of the reports providing statistics on short-term changes from the Census and Statistics Department. Each report covers some selected industries and other reports include Quarterly Index of Industrial Production; Report on Monthly Survey of Retail Sales; and Report on Quarterly Survey of Restaurant Receipts and Purchases. Complementing each other, together they form a comprehensive series of indicators on current performance of different economic sectors of Hong Kong.
The text of those PDF publications for issues of First Quarter 2001 and before were scanned from its printed version and then converted to electronic text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Because of the age and condition of the original printed copy, the OCR may not recognise certain characters or figures accurately. Caution should therefore be taken when searching or copying text from these PDF publications.
Starting from Q1 2019, business receipts indices of service industries and service domains have been re-referenced, taking year 2015 as the new reference period in place of the previous reference year of 2008. The re-referencing from 2008 to 2015 does not affect their year-on-year percentage changes contained in this statistical table.
The coverage of the real estate industry has been enhanced since the reference quarter of Q1 2019 and the new series has been backcasted to Q1 2012. The old series with 2008 as the reference year will continue to be compiled up till Q4 2019 and will be provided to users upon request.