General profile: China, Hong Kong SAR

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
7.346 Millions
7.762 HKD/US$
320 612 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
2.39 %
1.40 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+1.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
292 119
400 692
510 533
516 734
Merchandise imports
300 160
441 369
559 284
547 336
Merchandise trade balance
-8 041
-40 677
-48 751
-30 602
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
18 %18 %82 %82 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
285 50142 03115 39815 05611 189285 50142 03115 39815 05611 189
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
47 373
80 539
104 357
(e) 98 432
Services imports
56 245
70 397
74 092
(e) 74 461
Services trade balance
-8 872
10 141
30 265
(e) 23 971
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
43.2
37.1
28.5
(e) 28.5
Travel
21.7
27.6
34.6
(e) 33.3
Other services
34.8
35.0
36.5
(e) 37.9
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.4 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
181 569
228 639
309 236
320 612
GDP per capita, current US$
26 536
32 693
42 431
43 643
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
7.39
6.77
2.44
1.40
Current account balance, % of GDP
11.88
7.00
3.11
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
7.777
7.769
7.752
7.762
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
66.39.721.7197.2194.966.39.721.7197.2194.9
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+19.5 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
34 057.83
70 540.74
174 352.89
108 125.99
FDI outflows
27 003.10
86 247.18
71 821.20
62 460.50
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
108 126108 126174 353174 353113 038113 03874 29474 29470 18070 18096 58196 58170 54170 54155 53555 53558 31558 31558 40358 40341 81141 81134 05834 05829 15429 15417 83117 8313 6623 66229 06129 06154 58254 582108 126174 353113 03874 29470 18096 58170 54155 53558 31558 40341 81134 05829 15417 8313 66229 06154 582FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Balance, % of GDP
12.22
5.88
2.39
(e) 2.01
Balance, % of imports
7.40
2.95
1.24
(e) 1.09
Normalized balance
0.036
0.015
0.006
(e) 0.005
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
373390426443431422405348377362359343
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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9.092 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
43 958 000 000
74 513 464 000
150 408 357 000
164 134 032 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
96.78
113.60
116.76
101.02
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
23 699 242
(e) 22 300 000
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
38.29
44.16
48.65
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
38.22
42.76
47.66
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
4.69
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 15 September 2017