Welcome Message

With its ideal location in fast-growing Asia and riding on the opportunities brought by the Mainland economy, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has developed into an international business, trade and financial hub, as well as a renowned tourist city, providing high value-added and knowledge-intensive services to the globalised world. Hong Kong also serves as the gateway to the Mainland for overseas investors as well as a platform for Mainland enterprises to go global.

Being a small open economy, Hong Kong has many areas of strength - level playing field for businesses, simple and low tax regime, free flow of capital and information, highly efficient markets, world-class infrastructure, a fine tradition of the rule of law, etc., all being the cornerstones of our economic success. Meanwhile, our unique position under "one country, two systems" will continue to create enormous development potential for the Hong Kong economy.

This website provides the updated information on the Hong Kong economy, covering GDP growth, external trade, retail sales, labour market, inflation, etc. The statistics and analyses are contained in Economic Reports and documents posted under the "Hong Kong Economic Situation" page. The "Research and Studies" page on the other hand provides topical researches and analyses on economic issues related to Hong Kong as well as documents of major supportive work provided by our office to various Government committees / working groups / task forces. This website also provides "Useful Links" to other websites (including that of the Census and Statistics Department), which contain information relevant to the Hong Kong economy.

I hope you will find our website useful and informative. Your suggestions and comments are most welcome.

Mr. Andrew Au Sik-hung
Government Economist