Source: Hong Kong Information Services
The Government today announced it recorded a $318.4 billion deficit for the eight months ending November 30.
Expenditure for the period was $557.2 billion and revenue was $238.8 billion.
The Government said there was a deficit mainly because some major types of revenue, including salaries and profits taxes, are mostly received towards the end of a financial year.
It was also due to the Cash Payout Scheme payments and various measures under the Anti-epidemic Fund.
Fiscal reserves stood at $841.9 billion at the end of November.