Business confidence in Hong Kong decreased to 2 in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 6 in the previous period. By sector, expectations worsened for financing & insurance (13 compared to 23 in Q3 2018) and fell for real estate (-6 compared to 1); manufacturing (-1 compared to 23) and professional & business services (-2 compared to 3). In addition, prospects deteriorated further for construction (-26 compared to -10). On the other hand, expectations improved for transportation & storage (8 compared to 5) and rebounded for retail (19 compared to -1) and accommodation & food services (17 compared to -10). Business Confidence in Hong Kong averaged 7.98 Index Points from 2006 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 32 Index Points in the third quarter of 2006 and a record low of -53 Index Points in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-20 08:45 AM Business Confidence 8 2 4.30
2018-07-20 08:30 AM Business Confidence 6 8 9
2018-10-19 08:30 AM Business Confidence 2 6 5


Hong Kong Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 2.00 6.00 32.00 -53.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.60 47.90 53.30 44.40 [+]
Industrial Production 1.60 1.10 7.10 -12.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 11918.00 2949.00 36307.00 -17104.00 HKD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 15795.00 12046.00 16200.00 409.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 3124.00 2633.00 6154.00 332.00 [+]
Internet Speed 21908.83 21943.39 21943.39 6090.98 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 3132077.00 3045927.00 3132077.00 1589168.00 IP [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.25 81.99 82.25 5.22 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 7.00 7.00 12.00 7.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 4.00 5.00 5.00 2.00 [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 77.00 84.00 70.10 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 13.00 15.00 18.00 12.00 [+]


Hong Kong Business Confidence

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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 6.00 32.00 -53.00 2006 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




Country Last
Australia 4.00 Oct/18
Brazil 53.70 Oct/18
Canada 61.80 Oct/18
China 50.20 Oct/18
Euro Area 1.01 Oct/18
France 104.00 Oct/18
Germany 102.80 Oct/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 108.05 Sep/18
Italy 104.90 Oct/18
Japan 19.00 Sep/18
Mexico 50.70 Oct/18
Netherlands 5.90 Oct/18
Russia -5.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -1.00 Sep/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 71.00 Oct/18
Spain -2.50 Oct/18
Switzerland 100.10 Oct/18
Turkey 87.60 Oct/18
United Kingdom -16.00 Dec/18
United States 57.70 Oct/18


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