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Business expectations for first quarter of 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800

For all surveyed sectors taken together, the proportion of respondents expecting their business situation to be better (13%) in Q1 2018 over Q4 2017 is slightly higher than that expecting it to be worse (11%).



Unemployment and underemployment statistics for October - December 2017

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 3.0% in September – November 2017 to 2.9% (provisional figure) in October – December 2017. Meanwhile, the underemployment rate remained unchanged at 1.1% in the two periods (provisional figure).



Volume and price statistics of external merchandise trade in November 2017

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800

In November 2017, the volume of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods increased by 5.6% and 6.3% respectively over a year earlier.  The prices of total exports and imports of goods increased by 2.2% and 2.2% respectively.



Provisional statistics of retail sales for November 2017

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800

The value of total retail sales in November 2017 increased by 7.5% over the same month in 2016.