March 2017 issue of Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics now available

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (March 15) the March 2017 issue of the Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics (HKMDS).

     Apart from providing up-to-date statistics, this issue also contains two feature articles entitled "Labour Productivity Index for Major Economic Activities, 2000 to 2015" and "Trends of Infant Mortality in Hong Kong, 1951 to 2015". Statistics presented in the "Trends of Infant Mortality in Hong Kong, 1951 to 2015" article are based on the data source from the Department of Health.

"Labour Productivity Index for Major Economic Activities, 2000 to 2015"

     Labour Productivity Index (LPI) is an important economic indicator of an economy. It shows how efficiently labour input is used for generating real output and is very useful for analysing the contribution of changes in labour productivity to various industries and the economy as a whole.

Factors affecting changes in LPI include changes in technology, organisational structures, management practices, capital, etc.

     The feature article outlines the methodology and data sources currently used for compiling LPIs in Hong Kong, and analyses the LPIs for various major economic activities during 2000 to 2015.

     For enquiries about the feature article, please contact the Logistics and Producer Prices Statistics Section, C&SD (Tel: 3903 7255; email:

"Trends of Infant Mortality in Hong Kong, 1951 to 2015"

     Infant mortality refers to death of those aged below 1 year old. Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is the number of registered infant deaths that occur in a year for every 1 000 registered live births in that year. IMR is a useful indicator of the health status not only of infants, but also of the whole population and of the socio-economic conditions under which they live.

     The feature article describes the trends of infant mortality in Hong Kong from 1951 to 2015.

Sex differences in infant mortality and major causes of infant deaths are also analysed.

     For enquiries about the feature article, please contact the Health Statistics Section, Department of Health (Tel: 2961 8569; email:

     Published in bilingual form, the HKMDS is a compact volume of official statistics containing about 140 tables. It collects up-to-date statistical series on various aspects of the social and economic situation of Hong Kong. Topics include population; labour; external trade; National Income and Balance of Payments; prices; business performance; energy; housing and property; Government accounts, finance and insurance; and transport, communications and tourism.

For selected key statistical items, over 20 charts depicting the annual trend in the past decade and quarterly or monthly trend in the recent two years are also available. Users can download the Digest free of charge at the website of the C&SD (">

     Enquiries about the contents of the Digest can be directed to the Statistical Information Services Section of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 4738; email:

Published on: 2017-03-15

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