Hong Kong Business Confidence  2006-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Business confidence in Hong Kong increased to 8 in the second quarter of 2018 from 2 in the previous period. It was the highest reading since Q2 of 2014. By sector, expectations for the business situation improved for real estate (11 compared to a flat reading in Q1 2018); financing & insurance (28 compared to 21); manufacturing (-5 compared to -10 in Q1 2018) and construction (-13 compared to -16). In addition, prospects rebounded for information & communication (20 compared to -2). On the other hand, expectations deteriorated in transportation & storage (-8 compared to -5); accommodation & food services (-7 compared to -3) and professional & business services (-2 compared to 2) and worsened for retail (4 compared to 20). Business Confidence in Hong Kong averaged 8.14 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
2017-10-20 08:30 AM Business Confidence 5 6 8.37
2018-01-19 08:40 AM Business Confidence 2 5 5.82
2018-04-20 08:45 AM Business Confidence 8 2 4.30
2018-07-20 08:30 AM Business Confidence 8 4.46
2018-10-19 08:30 AM Business Confidence 4.47


Hong Kong Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 8.00 2.00 32.00 -53.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.60 51.70 53.30 44.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.60 0.30 7.10 -12.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 4338.00 -621.00 34679.00 -16338.00 HKD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 8336.00 7623.00 16200.00 409.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 2652.00 2668.00 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 5.53 5.48 5.53 5.22 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 9.00 12.00 6.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 5.00 4.00 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 2.00 32.00 -53.00 2006 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 7.00 Mar/18
Brazil 56.70 Apr/18
Canada 59.80 Mar/18
China 51.50 Mar/18
Euro Area 1.34 Mar/18
France 111.00 Mar/18
Germany 114.70 Mar/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 111.02 Dec/17
Italy 109.10 Mar/18
Japan 24.00 Mar/18
Mexico 50.20 Mar/18
Netherlands 9.50 Mar/18
Russia -2.00 Mar/18
South Korea 74.00 Mar/18
Spain 2.90 Mar/18
Switzerland 106.00 Mar/18
Turkey 111.90 Mar/18
United Kingdom 13.00 Mar/18
United States 59.30 Mar/18


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