Hong Kong Business Confidence  2006-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Business confidence in Hong Kong declined to -1 in the first quarter of 2017 from 2 in the previous period. By sector, expectations for the business situation deteriorated in accommodation and food services (-14 from +13 in Q4 of 2016), construction sector (-18 from -12 in Q4), retail (-15 from -2), import/export trade and wholesale sector (-6 from -14) and information and communication sector (0 from +12). In contrast, improvements were seen in manufacturing (+18 from +2 in Q4), finance and insurance (+12, the same as in the previous quarter) and transportation, storage and courier services sectors (+7 from +12). Business Confidence in Hong Kong averaged 8.47 from 2006 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 32 in the third quarter of 2006 and a record low of -53 in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-15 08:45 AM Q3 -6 -4 -14
2016-10-21 09:00 AM Q4 2 -6 -12
2017-01-20 08:45 AM Q1 -1 2 3.10
2017-04-21 08:30 AM Q2 -1 4.27
2017-07-21 08:30 AM Q3 0.69
2017-10-20 08:30 AM Q4 2.22




Hong Kong Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -1.00 2.00 32.00 -53.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.90 50.30 53.30 44.40 [+]
Industrial Production -0.10 -0.10 7.10 -12.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 3315.00 809.00 33400.00 -15735.00 HKD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 10149.00 7213.00 16200.00 409.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 3099.00 3135.00 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 77.00 75.00 84.00 70.10 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 15.00 18.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.00 2.00 32.00 -53.00 2006 - 2017 Quarterly



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Ireland 16.00 Dec/16
Israel 19.80 Jan/17
Italy 104.80 Jan/17
Japan 10.00 Dec/16
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Luxembourg 113.90 Jan/17
Macedonia 26.20 Jan/17
Malaysia 81.20 Dec/16
Maldives 49.00 Dec/16
Malta 111.20 Jan/17
Mauritius 97.50 Dec/16
Mexico 52.28 Jan/17
Mozambique 91.00 Dec/16
Netherlands 6.00 Jan/17
New Caledonia 79.90 Jun/16
New Zealand 21.70 Dec/16
Nigeria -29.00 Dec/16
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Peru 57.00 Jan/17
Philippines 39.80 Dec/16
Poland 2.70 Jan/17
Portugal 1.20 Jan/17
Qatar 20.40 Jun/16
Romania 1.20 Jan/17
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Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
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Switzerland 101.70 Jan/17
Thailand 50.10 Jan/17
Turkey 97.00 Jan/17
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United Kingdom 15.00 Mar/17
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