Hong Kong economic indicators - March 2013

Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:46am EDT

March 21 (Reuters) - Hong Kong economic indicators    
    
 GDP
           2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006
 Pct*       1.4     4.9     6.8    -2.5     2.1     6.5     7.0
 HK$ bln# 1,890   1,863^  1,777^  1,664^  1,706^  1,670^  1,569^
  
             ____________2012___________   ________2011________
              Q4      Q3      Q2     Q1      Q4      Q3      Q2
 Pct q/q     1.2     0.8^   -0.1    0.4^    0.5^    0.2^   -0.4^
 Pct y/y     2.5     1.4^    1.0^   0.8^    3.0^    4.0^    5.1 
                                               Updated 27 Feb 13
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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, pct*
            2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006
 Composite   4.1     5.3     2.4     0.5     4.3     2.0     2.0
  
            ____2013____     _______________2012________________
    
             Feb     Jan     Dec     Nov     Oct     Sep     Aug
       
 Composite   4.4     3.0     3.7     3.7     3.8     3.8     3.7
 Underlying  4.4     3.1     3.8     3.8     3.8     3.9     3.7
                                               Updated 21 Mar 13
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 RETAIL SALES, pct*
            2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006
 Value       9.8    24.8    18.3     0.6    10.5    12.8     7.3
 Volume      7.2    18.4    15.5    -0.8     5.0    10.1     5.8
 
                     ___________________2012____________________
             Jan     Dec     Nov     Oct     Sep     Aug     Jul
 Value      10.5     9.1^    9.4     3.9     9.4     4.6     3.9
 Volume     10.4     8.5^    8.1     3.6     8.5     3.2     1.4
                                                Updated 4 Mar 13
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 TRADE BALANCE
            2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006
 HK$ bln  -477.8  -427.3  -333.8  -223.3  -201.1  -180.5  -138.8
 
            2013   _____________________2012____________________
             Jan     Dec     Nov     Oct     Sep     Aug     Jul
 HK$ bln  -27.46  -47.95  -44.07  -42.67  -45.15  -36.03  -40.13
                                               Updated 25 Feb 13
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 UNEMPLOYMENT 
            2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006
 Pct rate    3.3     3.4     4.4     5.4     3.6     4.0     4.8
   
          ____2012/13___  _________________2012_________________
          DecFeb  NovJan  OctDec  SepNov  AugOct  JulSep  JunAug
 Pct rate    3.4     3.4     3.3     3.4     3.4     3.3     3.2
                                               Updated 18 Mar 13
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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 Subhranshu Sahu)
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