The information provided in this Annual Report is for reference only. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is not responsible for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in this report, or for any loss, action or inaction arising from the use of, or for advice based on, any information therein.

This Annual Report covers statistics for the period from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.

When dollars are quoted in this report, they are Hong Kong dollars, unless otherwise stated. Since October 17, 1983, the Hong Konfg dollar has been linked to the US dollar, through an arrangement in the note-issue mechanism, at a fixed rate of HK$7.8=US$1