Hong Kong economic indicators - November 2012

Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:42am EST

Nov 19 (Reuters) - Hong Kong economic indicators    
    
 GDP
            2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006    2005
 Pct*        4.9^    6.8^   -2.5^    2.1^    6.5^    7.0    7.4^
 HK$ bln#  1,865^  1,778^  1,665^  1,707^  1,671^  1,570^ 1,467^
  
            _________2012_______    ____________2011____________
              Q3      Q2      Q1      Q4      Q3      Q2     Q1
 Pct q/q     0.6    -0.1     0.5^    0.2^    0.5^   -0.6^   2.9
 Pct y/y     1.3     1.2^    0.7     2.8^    4.3^    5.1^   7.8^
                                               Updated 16 Nov 12
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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, pct*
            2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006    2005
 Composite   5.3     2.4     0.5     4.3     2.0     2.0     1.1
 CPI-A       5.6     2.7     0.4     3.6     1.3     1.7     1.2
 
             _______________________2012________________________
    
             Sep     Aug     Jul     Jun     May     Apr     Mar
       
 Composite   3.8     3.7     1.6     3.7     4.3     4.7     4.9
   
 CPI-A       4.3     4.1    -2.4     3.3     3.8     4.2     4.3
  
 CPI-B       3.9     3.8     3.5     4.0     4.6     5.0     5.2
   
                                               Updated 22 Oct 12
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 RETAIL SALES, pct*
            2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006    2005
 Value      24.8    18.3     0.6    10.5    12.8     7.3     6.8
 Volume     18.4    15.5    -0.8     5.0    10.1     5.8     5.9
 
            ________________________2012________________________
             Sep     Aug     Jul     Jun     May     Apr     Mar
 Value       9.4     4.6^    3.9    11.0     8.7    11.4    17.1
 Volume      8.5     3.2     1.4     8.5     5.7     7.6    13.2
                                                Updated 1 Nov 12
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 TRADE BALANCE
             2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006   2005
 HK$ bln   -427.3  -333.8  -223.3  -201.1  -180.5  -138.8  -79.3
 
           _________________________2012________________________
             Sep     Aug     Jul     Jun     May     Apr     Mar
 HK$ bln  -45.15  -36.03  -40.13  -44.71  -35.57  -42.87  -43.88
                                               Updated 25 Oct 12
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 UNEMPLOYMENT 
            2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006    2005
 Pct rate    3.4     4.4     5.4     3.6     4.0     4.8     5.6
    
          _________________________2012_________________________
          AugOct  JulSep  JunAug  MayJul  AprJun  MarMay  FebApr
 Pct rate    3.4     3.3     3.2     3.2     3.2     3.2     3.3
                                               Updated 19 Nov 12
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 PRIME RATE
 Effective from      14 Nov 08        10 Nov 08        20 Mar 08
 Pct                 5.00-5.25        5.00-5.50        5.25-5.50
                                               Updated 14 Nov 08
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 * Percent change on a year earlier.
 # Current prices.
 ^ Revised.
 ~ Change of less than 0.05 percent.

 (Reporting by Raymond Leung and Twinnie Siu in HONG KONG;
Editing by Kim Coghill)
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