Hong Kong Business Confidence  2006-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Business confidence in Hong Kong increased to 2 in the fourth quarter of 2016 from -6 in the previous period. It was the highest reading since the third quarter of 2015, as respondents expected the business situation to get better in information and communication sector (+15 from +12 in Q3); accommodation and food services (+13 from -11) ; financing and insurance (+12 from +6); and transportation, storage and courier services sectors (+12 from +5). In contrast, respondents expected deterioration in import/export trade and wholesale sector (-14, the same as in Q3); retail (-2 from -38) and construction sector (-11 from -12). Business Confidence in Hong Kong averaged 8.68 from 2006 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 32.00 in the third quarter of 2006 and a record low of -53.00 in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-22 08:40 AM Q2 -4 -11 -16
2016-07-15 08:45 AM Q3 -6 -4 -14
2016-10-21 09:00 AM Q4 2 -6 -12
2017-01-22 08:40 AM Q1
2017-04-22 08:40 AM Q2
2017-07-15 08:45 AM Q3




Hong Kong Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 2.00 -6.00 32.00 -53.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.50 48.20 53.30 44.40 [+]
Industrial Production -0.50 -0.30 7.10 -12.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 3315.00 809.00 33400.00 -15735.00 HKD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 8393.00 7119.00 16200.00 409.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 2893.00 2716.00 6154.00 332.00 Cars [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.48 5.46 5.48 5.22 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 7.00 12.00 7.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 4.00 5.00 5.00 2.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 84.00 70.10 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 17.00 18.00 12.00 [+]



Hong Kong Business Confidence Notes

In Hong Kong, the Quarterly Business Tendency Survey measures the expectations of entrepreneurs regarding changes in business situation in the current quarter compared to the previous quarter. The survey covers a sample of 560 senior managers from the main sectors of the economy: manufacturing; construction; wholesale and retail trade; accommodation and food services; transportation, storage and courier services; information and communications; financing and insurance; real estate; and professional and business services sectors. The survey result is presented as a net balance: the difference between the percentage of respondents choosing “a better outlook” and that choosing "a worse outlook". A positive sign indicates a likely upward trend while a negative sign, a likely downward trend. This page provides - Hong Kong Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Hong Kong Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 -6.00 32.00 -53.00 2006 - 2016 Quarterly



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