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

Business confidence in Hong Kong decreased to 2 in the first quarter of 2018 from 5 in the previous period. By sector, expectations for the business situation deteriorated in manufacturing (-10 compared to -1 in Q4 2017); information and communication (-2 compared to 16) and accommodation and food services (-3 compared to 13). In addition, expectations worsened for retail (20 compared to 24); professional and business services (2 compared to 7) and real estate (a flat reading compared to 6). On the other hand, expectations improved for transportation (-5 compared to -7) and financing and insurance (21 compared to 13) while remained steady in construction (at -16). 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
2017-07-21 08:30 AM Business Confidence 6 5 7
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 2 2.64
2018-07-20 08:30 AM Business Confidence 4.86
2018-10-19 08:30 AM Business Confidence 6.86


Hong Kong Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 2.00 5.00 32.00 -53.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.50 50.70 53.30 44.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 0.40 7.10 -12.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -636.00 235.00 34679.00 -16338.00 HKD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 13608.00 8116.00 16200.00 409.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 2827.00 2566.00 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 5.00 32.00 -53.00 2006 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.00 Nov/17
Brazil 59.00 Jan/18
Canada 60.40 Dec/17
China 51.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 1.66 Dec/17
France 112.00 Dec/17
Germany 117.20 Dec/17
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 112.39 Sep/17
Italy 110.50 Dec/17
Japan 25.00 Dec/17
Mexico 49.60 Dec/17
Netherlands 8.90 Dec/17
Russia -5.00 Dec/17
South Korea 81.00 Dec/17
Spain 2.60 Dec/17
Switzerland 111.30 Dec/17
Turkey 103.30 Dec/17
United Kingdom 13.00 Mar/18
United States 59.70 Dec/17


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