I. Data in this chapter show main social and economic developments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), including data on land, population, employment, national income, Balance of Payments account, industry, energy, construction, transportation, external trade, finance and banking, education, housing, health and social security.
II. All data in this chapter are collected from the related government bureaus/departments and public organisations by the Census and Statistics Department, the Government of HKSAR, and further tabulated or edited by the International Statistical Information Centre of the National Bureau of Statistics.
According to the Basic Law of HKSAR of the People’s Republic of
1. A Comparison of Common Statistical Terms Used in Publications Compiled by the Census and Statistics Department, the Government of HKSAR and China Statistical Yearbook, which lists similar statistical concepts using different terms.
2. The Explanatory Notes on Main Statistical Indicators at the end of this chapter which gives explanation on important statistical indicators.
As Hong Kong is a separate custom territory, trade
between Hong Kong and the mainland of
V. As Hong Kong dollar is the legal tender in HKSAR, all other currencies (including Renminbi) are regarded as foreign currencies in compiling foreign exchange statistics and related statistics.
VI. For more detailed statistics and technical details, users are advised to read Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics, Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statistics and other publications compiled by the Census and Statistics Department, the Government of HKSAR.
VII. Notations used in this chapter:
notations used in this chapter are not agreed with those used in China
Statistical Yearbook, but with