Private charitable donations as percentage of Gross Domestic Product

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
% 0.10 0.09 0.12 0.16 0.16 0.19 0.18 0.19
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
% 0.22 0.24 0.24 0.32 0.36 0.35 0.36 0.41
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% 0.48 0.49 0.48 0.46 0.47 0.47 0.49 0.47

Operational Definitions

Approved charitable donation means a donations of money to any charitable institution or trust of a public character which is exempted from tax under s88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance or to the Government, the Urban Council or Regional Council, for charitable purposes.

Footnote

All figures are collected from Inland Revenue Department from 1981 and refer to financial year, e.g. figure for 1980-81 is used for 1981.
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