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Government Expenditure on Information and Communication Technology

It is an established Government objective to make the best use of ICT to enhance internal operational efficiency and improve service provision.

The Government ICT expenditure in the past 7 years:

Financial Year Expenditure (HK$) Expenditure i (HK$)
2011-12 $3,535 million $4,729 million
2012-13 $3,826 million $5,177 million
2013-14 $4,315 million $5,768 million
2014-15 $4,176 million $5,663 million
2015-16 ii $5,745 million $7,261 million
2016-17 $6,433 million $8,081 million
2017-18 $6,829 million $8,565 million
2018-19 (estimated) $7,959 million $9,964 million

Note:

  1. The figures include ICT expenditure in Housing Authority and Hospital Authority.
  2. Starting from 2015-2016, figures on ICT expenditure includes full spending under personal emoluments, departmental expenses and capital projects.

The Government ICT expenditure :

Total ICT Expenditure @ 2017-18 Actual 2018-19 (Estimated)
Recurrent $4,687 million $4,878 million
Capital Works $2,142 million $3,081 million
Total : $6,829 million $7,959 million
As percentage of total government expenditure (%) 1.45% 1.40%

Note:

@ The figures exclude ICT expenditure in Housing Authority and Hospital Authority.