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2012 Edition of Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statistics published

     The 2012 Edition of the Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statistics is published by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) today (November 29). The Digest is available for downloading (in PDF format) free of charge at the website of C&SD (

     The Digest is a comprehensive and convenient collection of official statistics. It contains some 300 statistical tables on a wide range of topics, including:

* Population
* Labour
* External trade
* National income and Balance of Payments
* Prices
* Business performance
* Energy
* Housing and property
* Government accounts, finance and insurance
* Science and technology
* Transport, communications and tourism
* Education
* Health
* Social welfare
* Law and order
* Culture, entertainment and recreation
* Environment, climate and geography

     This Digest aims to provide detailed annual statistical series on various aspects of the social and economic developments of Hong Kong. Most of the data series presented reflect the latest situation covering a time span of the recent 10 years, facilitating readers to compare the developments in recent time periods. Descriptions of the scope of the statistical data and definitions of the terms used in this Digest are provided in the "Concepts and definitions" in each chapter.

     Enquiries about the Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statistics can be directed to the General Statistics Section of C&SD (Tel.: 2582 4733 or e-mail:

Ends/Thursday, November 29, 2012
Issued at HKT 16:00


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