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

Business confidence in Hong Kong slipped to 5 in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 6 in the previous period. By sector, expectations for the business situation deteriorated in manufacturing (-1 from 18 in Q3); construction (-16 from -9); transportation (-7 from 2); information and communication (16 from 17) and financing and insurance (13 from 19). On the other hand, expectations improved in retail (24 from -4); accommodation and food services (13 from -2); professional and business services (7 from a flat reading) and remained steady in real estate (at 6). Business Confidence in Hong Kong averaged 8.27 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-04-21 08:45 AM Business Confidence 5 -1 4
2017-07-21 08:30 AM Business Confidence 6 5 7
2017-10-20 08:30 AM Business Confidence 5 6 8.37


Hong Kong Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 5.00 6.00 32.00 -53.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.30 51.20 53.30 44.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.40 0.20 7.10 -12.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -636.00 235.00 34679.00 -16338.00 HKD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 13263.00 10214.00 16200.00 409.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 3833.00 3209.00 6154.00 332.00 Cars [+]
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 75.00 84.00 70.10 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 15.00 18.00 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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.00 6.00 32.00 -53.00 2006 - 2017 Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 8.00 Oct/17
Brazil 56.00 Oct/17
Canada 63.80 Oct/17
China 51.60 Oct/17
Euro Area 1.44 Oct/17
France 111.00 Oct/17
Germany 116.70 Oct/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 112.39 Sep/17
Italy 111.00 Oct/17
Japan 22.00 Sep/17
Mexico 49.44 Oct/17
Netherlands 8.20 Oct/17
Russia -3.00 Oct/17
South Korea 81.00 Oct/17
Spain 2.50 Oct/17
Switzerland 109.10 Oct/17
Turkey 109.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom -11.00 Dec/17
United States 58.70 Oct/17