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Hong Kong Information
Business Environment


Hong Kong Economic and Trade Data
KPMG Hong Kong


Major Economic Indicators

 
 1996 
1997
1998
1999
2000 
2002
Population (mm)
6.4
6.6
6.8
6.9
7.2
7.3
Gross Domestic Product 
(US$ bn)
152.8*
171.8*
165.0
159.7
181
180
Real GDP Growth(%)
  4.6*
 5.3*
 -5.0

1.8

 10
0
GDP Per Capita (US$) 
24,216
 26,416
24,627
23,488
25,400
25,000
Inflation (%)
6.0
5.7 
2.8
-4.0

3.7

1.6

Unemployment Rate (%)
  2.8
2.5
4.7
5.7#
4.5
5.2
* Revised estimates (Mar 99)          # for Nov 99 - Jan 00 
  

Current Economic Situation


  • The world's freest economy
  • The world's most service-oriented economy
  • The world's 2nd highest per capita holding of foreign currency
  • The world's 2nd largest source of foreign direct investment
  • The world's 3rd most competitive economy
  • The world's 4th largest foreign exchange reserves holding

  • Hong Kong as a Regional Centre

  • The world's 2nd busiest container port
  • The world's busiest airport in terms of international cargoes
  • Asia's 2nd largest stock market, the 10th largest in the world
  • Asia's largest gold bullion market, the fourth largest in the world
  • Asia's 3rd largest foreign exchange market in terms of turnover, the 7th in the world

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    Last Updated: 5 March, 2004