April 2018 issue of "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" now available


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (April 16) the April 2018 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 "Changes in Consumption Choices of Households with Member(s) Aged under 15" and "The Financial Services Sector in Hong Kong".

"Changes in Consumption Choices of Households with Member(s) Aged under 15"

     This feature article compares the expenditure profile of households with member(s) aged under 15 (referred to as "households with children") in Hong Kong with that of other households based on the findings of the Household Expenditure Survey conducted by the C&SD from October 2014 to September 2015. The changes over time in the consumption patterns of households with children are also discussed.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Price Analysis and Research Section, C&SD (Tel: 3903 7381; email: hes@censtatd.gov.hk).

"The Financial Services Sector in Hong Kong"

     Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant international financial centres in the world. The contribution of the financial services sector to Hong Kong's Gross Domestic Product increased from 13% in 2004 to 18% in 2016. This feature article presents the operating characteristics and business performance of selected industries in the sector between 2014 and 2016. This feature article also briefly highlights the overall quarterly business performance of selected industries in the sector in 2017.

     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Business Services Statistics Section, C&SD (Tel: 3903 7266; email: business-services@censtatd.gov.hk).

     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 (http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp460.jsp?productCode=B1010002">www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp460.jsp?productCode=B1010002).

     Enquiries about the contents of the Digest can be directed to the Statistical Information Services Section of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 4738; email: gen-enquiry@censtatd.gov.hk).



Published on: 2018-04-16

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