With a central location in east Asia and with a rapidly growing Mainland China as its hinterland, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is an international business, trade and financial hub. Building on its traditional free market economic policy, Hong Kong has developed into a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan services economy, underpinning the role of the city as a global business platform.

This Homepage will give you a bird's eye view of the overall developments in the Hong Kong economy, covering GDP growth, external trade, retail sales, property market, labour market, financial market and consumer price inflation, etc. These information are contained in the sections on the latest Economic Reports, Special Topics, as well as the graphics on the Hong Kong Economic Trends. For more detailed statistical information, you can visit the website of the Census and Statistics Department through the "Useful Links".

We hope that you will find our Homepage useful and informative. Your suggestions and comments are most welcome.


Government Economist
 Mrs. Helen Chan