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Hong Kong economic indicators - November 2010

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Hong Kong economic indicators: GDP 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 Pct* -2.8 2.2 6.4 7.0 7.1 8.5 3.0 HK$ bln# 1,629 1,675 1,640 1,541 1,440 1,345 1,240 ________2010________ ____________2009____________ Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1 Pct q/q 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.4 0.3 3.1 -3.2 Pct y/y 6.8 6.5 8.0 2.5 -2.4 -3.8 -7.7 Updated 12 Nov 10 ________________________________________________________________ CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, pct* 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 Composite 0.5 4.3 2.0 2.0 1.1 -0.4 -2.6 CPI-A 0.4 3.6 1.3 1.7 1.2 0.0 -2.1 ________________________2010________________________ Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Composite 2.6 3.0 1.3 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.0 CPI-A 3.2 3.6 -0.8 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.5 CPI-B 2.5 3.0 2.1 2.7 2.4 2.3 1.9 Updated 21 Oct 10 ________________________________________________________________ RETAIL SALES, pct* 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 Value 0.6 10.5 12.8 7.3 6.8 10.8 -2.3 Volume -0.8 5.0 10.1 5.8 5.9 9.1 -0.6 ________________________2010________________________ Sep Aug Jul Jun MAY Apr Mar Value 17.2 17.1^ 19.2 15.3 19.7 15.5 19.0 Volume 15.8 14.9^ 16.2 11.9 16.3 12.4 17.3 Updated 01 Nov 10 ________________________________________________________________ TRADE BALANCE 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 HK$ bln -223.3 -201.1 -180.5 -138.8 -79.3 -92.0 -63.3 _________________________2010________________________ Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar HK$ bln -24.45 -11.92 -30.51 -30.60 -25.09 -35.24 -38.89 Updated 26 Oct 10 ________________________________________________________________ UNEMPLOYMENT 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 Pct rate 5.4 3.6 4.0 4.8 5.6 6.8 7.9 _________________________2010_________________________ JulSep JunAug MayJul AprJun MarMay FebApr JanMar Pct rate 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4 Updated 19 Oct 10 ________________________________________________________________ PRIME RATE Effective from 14 Nov 08 10 Nov 08 20 Mar 08 Pct 5.00-5.25 5.00-5.50 5.25-5.50 Updated 14 Nov 08 ________________________________________________________________ * Percent change on a year earlier. # Current prices. ^ Revised. ~ Change of less than 0.05 percent. (Reporting by Raymond Leung; Editing by Chris Lewis) ((raymond.leung@thomsonreuters.com; +852 2843 6368; Reuters Messaging: raymond.leung.reuters.com@reuters.net)) Keywords: HONGKONG ECONOMY/INDICATORS (If you have a query or comment on this story, send an email to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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