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Average pay rate went up by 1.8% in March

More than half of firms posted an increase in their average wage rates.
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Average pay rate went up by 1.8% in March

More than half of firms posted an increase in their average wage rates.
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Inflation up by 1.2% YoY in May

It is smaller than the increase in April 2022 with 1.3%.

Situation of SMEs remains stable as diffusion index rises to 48.6

Despite the increase, the index was still in a contractionary zone.

Hong Kong’s total exports to China down by 6.8% YoY in Q1

This translates to a total of $125.5b worth of exports.

SME receipts diffusion index dips to 29.9 for February

The logistics and real estate sectors saw the most dips at 20 and 25.9, respectively.

Hong Kong retail sales up 8.1% to $353b in 2021

The retail sales value, however, was 27.3% below the 2018 level.

Retail sales jump 7.1% YoY to $30.7b in November 2021

This is due to the positive consumer sentiment and the economic recovery.

Index of industrial production for manufacturing industries grows 7.8% YoY

Q3’s IIP growth was higher compared to the previous quarter.

Consumer prices rise 1.7% in October

The uptick was attributable to the lower ceiling of rates concession.

HK’s unemployment rate dips 4.3% in August-October

The decrease in unemployment was observed in most major economic sectors.

SME business receipts diffusion index dips to 46.7 in October

The current DI is also lower than the November estimate of 49.7.

Hong Kong restaurant receipts rise by 43.8% YoY to $24.5b in Q3

The government cited three factors that drove the increase.

External merchandise trade volume rises double digits in August

Total exports and imports of goods increased by 18.6% and 21%, respectively.

Retail sales up 11.9% in August

Thanks to the boost from the Consumption Voucher Scheme.

Port cargo volume decreases by 18.4% YoY in Q2

Inward and outward cargo saw decreases of 28.1 % and 4.8% YoY, respectively.   In a report released by the Census and Statistics Department, total port cargo throughput faced a decrease of 18.4% year-on-year (YoY).