Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years.
Growth is set to soften somewhat in 2018-19, as exports ease and investment slows. The current account surplus is projected to stabilise. Infrastructure investment, a major growth driver in recent years, is projected to slow further amid tightening monetary conditions and a more rigorous approval process for local government investment.
The monetary policy stance will remain neutral with a tightening bias, as mitigating financial risks has appropriately become a key policy priority. Shadow banking activities are increasingly being reined in and credit growth is slowing, while capital outflows moderated in early 2018 following a surge and the exchange rate has stabilised. Fiscal policy will remain supportive, but less so than in recent years as unauthorised local government investment is subject to increased scrutiny, which will strengthen fiscal sustainability. A series of new tax cuts have been announced, but the headline fiscal deficit will be kept under control by streamlining government organisations to contain public spending. Imminent risks stemming from trade frictions have receded, but the large number of unresolved issues will keep tensions high.
Source: OECD - Economic Forecast
Subject descriptor 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Gross domestic product, constant prices 2.682 2.437 1.439 1.854 2.808 Gross domestic product, current prices 291.229 309.236 316.070 326.399 343.152 Gross domestic product per capita, current prices 40,078.323 42,294.670 42,963.401 44,094.428 46,072.497 Inflation, average consumer prices 4.424 3.037 2.500 2.600 2.700 Volume of imports of goods and services 0.971 -1.869 -0.194 2.595 2.613 Volume of exports of goods and services 0.883 -1.503 -0.141 2.659 2.600 Unemployment rate 3.252 3.252 3.156 3.059 2.962 Current account balance 3.787 9.631 8.895 9.517 10.850 Current account balance 1.300 3.114 2.814 2.916 3.162
Source: IMF Statistics - Hong Kong
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Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in China
Ambassador with residence in Beijing: Mr Marc HÜBSCH
Unit 1701, Tower B, Pacific Century Place,
2A Gong Ti Bei Lu, Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100027, P.R.China
Tel.: +86 10 8588 0900
Fax: +86 10 6513 7268
Honorary Consul with Jurisdiction over Hong Kong: Mrs Sophie LEUNG
Room B, 13/F, Queen Centre
58-64 Queen's Road East
Tél.: (+852) 3621 0979
Fax: (+852) 3747 4600
Economic and Commercial Attachés (AWEX)
Economic and Commercial Attaché with jurisdiction in Hong Kong-Macao:
Mr Frédéric DELBART
St John's Building (9th floor)
33, Garden Road Central
Hong Kong SAR
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