Results of property management, security, cleaning, advertising and conference & exhibition organising services survey 2020

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 582 establishments were engaged in Cleaning (286 establishments, up by 23 year-on-year), Property Management (remaining unchanged at 236) and Security Services (maintaining at 60) in 2020, representing an increase of 23 year-on-year; total number of persons engaged rose by 325 to 28,564. Receipts and expenditure of Property Management Services showed year-on-year growth, whereas those of Security and Cleaning Services registered relatively sharp declines. Total receipts (MOP 5.51 billion) and expenditure (MOP 5.02 billion) of these three industries dropped by 4.9% and 2.0% year-on-year respectively.

Analysed by industry, receipts of Property Management Services grew by 2.5% year-on-year to MOP 2.01 billion, of which 83.7% were generated from building management services. Expenditure went up by 2.5% year-on-year to MOP 1.82 billion, with Compensation of Employees and Operating Expenses accounting for 53.8% and 33.1% of the total respectively. Gross Surplus rose by 3.3% year-on-year to MOP 186 million. Gross Value Added that measures the sectoral contribution to the economy stood at MOP 1.17 billion, a year-on-year increase of 5.1%.

The demand for security services was struck by the slowdown in economic activity amid the pandemic. Receipts of Security Services dropped by 7.8% year-on-year to MOP 2.27 billion, and expenditure decreased by 3.0% to MOP 2.05 billion. Gross Surplus totalled MOP 216 million, down by 37.5% year-on-year. Gross Value Added declined by 7.1% year-on-year to MOP 2.11 billion.

Receipts and expenditure of Cleaning Services amounted to MOP 1.24 billion and MOP 1.14 billion respectively, down by 10.4% and 7.0% year-on-year. Gross Surplus of the industry sank by 37.9% year-on-year to MOP 92.34 million, and Gross Value Added fell by 11.2% to MOP 1.02 billion.

Number of establishments engaged in Advertising (666, down by 91 year-on-year) and Conference & Exhibition Organising Services (109, down by 17) decreased by 108 year-on-year to 775 in 2020. Number of persons engaged totalled 2,110, a drop of 789 year-on-year. Receipts of these two industries slid by 46.6% year-on-year to MOP 811 million, whereas expenditure declined by 40.2% to MOP 824 million.

As a number of large events were suspended or cancelled during the year, along with a decrease in advertising spending across industries, receipts of the Advertising industry plunged by 41.7% year-on-year to MOP 523 million. Receipts were primarily generated from the provision of advertising services (69.0% of total) and conference & exhibition services (28.5%). Expenditure dropped by 35.0% year-on-year to MOP 533 million, of which Purchase of Goods, Outsourcing & Commission and Compensation of Employees took up 44.8% and 36.3% respectively. The industry posted a deficit of MOP 10.54 million in 2020, and Gross Value Added tumbled by 48.7% year-on-year to MOP 183 million.

With a decline of over 70% in MICE events amid the pandemic, receipts of Conference & Exhibition Organising Services shrank by 53.7% year-on-year to MOP 288 million; receipts yielded from the provision of conference & exhibition services tumbled by 60.2% and the corresponding proportion in total receipts fell from 90.8% in 2019 to 78.0% in 2020. Meanwhile, the share of advertising services in total receipts expanded by 8.8 percentage points year-on-year to 15.5%. Expenditure fell by 47.9% year-on-year to MOP 291 million, most of which was incurred on Purchase of Goods, Outsourcing & Commission (58.8% of total) and Compensation of Employees (27.3%). The industry recorded a loss of MOP 3.63 million. Gross Value Added dived by 55.0% year-on-year to MOP 75.97 million.

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