General profile: China, Hong Kong SAR

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
7.365 Millions
7.793 HKD/US$
341 623 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 1 050 km²
1.48 %
3.80 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+6.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
292 119
400 692
510 596
550 272
Merchandise imports
300 160
441 369
559 427
589 908
Merchandise trade balance
-8 041
-40 677
-48 831
-39 636
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
17 %17 %83 %83 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
297 92842 45221 04616 54513 406297 92842 45221 04616 54513 406
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
47 373
80 539
104 357
(e) 103 702
Services imports
56 245
70 398
74 092
(e) 77 234
Services trade balance
-8 872
10 141
30 265
(e) 26 467
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
43.2
37.1
28.5
(e) 29.1
Travel
21.7
27.6
34.6
(e) 32.0
Other services
34.8
35.0
36.5
(e) 38.5
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.8 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
181 569
228 639
309 406
341 623
GDP per capita, current US$
26 593
32 545
42 702
46 385
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
7.39
6.77
2.39
3.80
Current account balance, % of GDP
11.88
7.00
3.32
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
7.777
7.769
7.752
7.793
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
66.210.021.7187.4185.266.210.021.7187.4185.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+24.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
(n) 34 057.83
(n) 70 540.74
(n) 174 352.89
(n) 104 332.98
FDI outflows
(n) 27 003.10
(n) 86 247.18
(n) 71 821.20
(n) 82 843.49
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.16
0.15
0.13
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
401.4401.4386.8386.8372.4372.4360.2360.2366.8366.8351.6351.6339.6339.6347.8347.8355.3355.3316.9316.9294.0294.0296.8296.8240.0240.0120.0120.0121.0121.0153.0153.0136.0136.0104 333104 333117 387117 387174 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 582401.4386.8372.4360.2366.8351.6339.6347.8355.3316.9294.0296.8240.0120.0121.0153.0136.0104 333117 387174 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
2017
Balance, % of GDP
12.22
5.88
2.41
(e) 1.50
Balance, % of imports
7.40
2.95
1.24
(e) 0.81
Normalized balance
0.036
0.015
0.006
(e) 0.004
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
375372392427443431422405348377362359343
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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9.317 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
43 958
74 513
150 408
173 504
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
96.78
113.60
116.76
105.43
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
23 600 000
20 114 000
20 770 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
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
..
..
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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.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
n
Directional basis calculated from asset/liability basis.
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: 14 August 2018