In the fourth quarter of 2020, total port cargo throughput decreased by 9.5% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019.
The value of total retail sales in January 2021 decreased by 13.6% compared with the same month in 2020.
Comparing 2019 with 2018, the value of Hong Kong’s total exports of services decreased by 9.9% to $798.9 billion, and that of total imports of services decreased by 0.9% to $634.2 billion.
New orders for manufactured durable goods in January increased $8.5 billion or 3.4 percent to $256.6 billion.January 2021: +3.4° % changeDecember 2020 (r): +1.2° % change
In January 2021, the values of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods increased by 44.0% and 37.7% respectively over a year earlier.
Revised figures on Gross Domestic Product for 4th Quarter and the whole year of 2020 : data contained in the Budget supporting documents
In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decreased by 3.0% in real terms from a year earlier, compared with the decrease of 3.6% in the third quarter. For 2020 as a whole, GDP decreased by 6.1% in real terms from 2019.
Advance Report: Advance U.S. selected services total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,097.6 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the third quarter of 2020 and down 0.8 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2019.4th Qtr 2020: +4.3 % change3rd Qtr 2020 (r): +8.0 % change
In December 2020, the volume of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods increased by 11.6% and 13.7% respectively over a year earlier. The prices of total exports and imports of goods both increased by 0.4%.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 6.6% in October – December 2020 to 7.0% (provisional figure) in November 2020 – January 2021. Meanwhile, the underemployment rate also increased from 3.4% to 3.8% (provisional figure).