2019 edition of “Statistical Digest of the Services Sector” published

     The 2019 edition of "Statistical Digest of the Services Sector" is published by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) today (May 24). The Digest is now available for download (in PDF format) free of charge at the website of the C&SD (www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp70.jsp?productCode=B1080007). A statistical summary of some major service industries is shown in the attached sheet.

     The services sector is the heart of Hong Kong's economy. Accurate and detailed statistics play an important role in support of the Government's initiatives on promoting the services sector. The C&SD has accordingly compiled this annual publication.

     The Digest brings together in one volume the more important statistical series on 14 major service industries/domains of Hong Kong. Different types of statistics pertaining to a specific service industry/domain are presented in a dedicated section of the Digest, supported by graphical presentations, for easy reference and interpretation. Most of the statistics presented cover the year 2008 and each of the years from 2014 to 2018, to facilitate comparison over the past decade. Where appropriate, quarterly statistics from the third quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018 are also provided to show the latest short-term economic performance of selected service industries/domains within the services sector of Hong Kong.

     Enquiries about this publication can be directed to the Logistics and Producer Prices Statistics Section of the C&SD (Tel: 3903 7255 or email: services@censtatd.gov.hk).