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Hong Kong economic indicators - January 2013
January 17, 2013 / 9:06 AM / 5 years ago

Hong Kong economic indicators - January 2013

Jan 17 (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________________________
    
             Dec     Nov     Oct     Sep     Aug     Jul     Jun
       
 Composite   3.7     3.8     3.8     3.7     1.6     3.7     4.3
   
 CPI-A       4.2     4.3     4.3     4.1    -2.4     3.3     3.8
  
 CPI-B       3.6     3.7     3.9     3.8     3.5     4.0     4.6
   
                                               Updated 20 Dec 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________________________
             Nov     Oct     Sep     Aug     Jul     Jun     May
 Value       9.5     3.9^    9.4     4.6     3.9    11.0     8.7
 Volume      8.1     3.6     8.5     3.2     1.4     8.5     5.7
                                                Updated 3 Jan 13
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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________________________
             Nov     Oct     Sep     Aug     Jul     Jun     May
 HK$ bln  -44.07  -42.67  -45.15  -36.03  -40.13  -44.71  -35.57
                                               Updated 27 Dec 12
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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_________________________
          OctDec  SepNov  AugOct  JulSep  JunAug  MayJul  AprJun
 Pct rate    3.3     3.4     3.4     3.3     3.2     3.2     3.2
                                               Updated 17 Jan 13
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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 Anupama Dwivedi)

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