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Hong Kong Economy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $213 billion (2003 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
3.3% (2003 est.)
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $28,800 (2003 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 0.1%
industry: 12.1%
services: 87.9% (2003 est.)
Investment (gross fixed):
22.3% of GDP (2003)
Population below poverty line:
NA
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
-2.6% (2003 est.)
Labor force:
3.5 million (2003 est.)
Labor force - by occupation:
manufacturing 8.2%, construction 2.9%, wholesale and retail trade, restaurants, and hotels 43.5%, financing, insurance, and real estate 19.5%, transport and communications 7.8%, community and social services 17.8% (Note: above data exclude public sector) (2002 est.)
Unemployment rate:
7.9% (2003)
Budget:
revenues: $26.17 billion
expenditures: $32.64 billion, including capital expenditures of $5 billion (2003)
Industries:
textiles, clothing, tourism, banking, shipping, electronics, plastics, toys, watches, clocks
Industrial production growth rate:
-9.2% (2003 est.)
Electricity - production:
30.48 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 100%
hydro: 0%
other: 0% (2001)
nuclear: 0%
Electricity - consumption:
37.12 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - exports:
1.581 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - imports:
10.36 billion kWh (2001)
Oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - consumption:
257,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - exports:
NA (2001)
Oil - imports:
NA (2001)
Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - consumption:
680.9 million cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - imports:
680.9 million cu m (2001 est.)
Agriculture - products:
fresh vegetables, poultry, fish, pork
Current account balance:
$17.42 billion (2003)
Exports:
$225.9 billion f.o.b., including reexports (2003 est.)
Exports - commodities:
electrical machinery and appliances, textiles, apparel, footwear, watches and clocks, toys, plastics, precious stones
Exports - partners:
China 42.6%, US 18.7%, Japan 5.4% (2003 est.)
Imports:
$230.3 billion (2003 est.)
Imports - commodities:
electrical machinery and appliances, textiles, foodstuffs, transport equipment, raw materials, semimanufactures, petroleum, plastics; a large share is reexported
Imports - partners:
China 43.5%, Japan 11.9%, Taiwan 6.9%, US 5.5%, Singapore 5%, South Korea 4.8% (2003 est.)
Reserves of foreign exchange & gold:
$118.4 billion (2003)
Debt - external:
$59.21 billion (2003 est.)
Currency code:
HKD
Fiscal year:
1 April - 31 March
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