The trade deficit in Hong Kong widened to HKD 42.4 billion in September of 2021 from HKD 12.7 billion a year earlier. Imports surged 23.5% and hit an all-time high of HKD 484.2 billion, driven mostly by electrical machinery and related parts (25.4%). Large purchases were seen from China (29%), Taiwan (24.5%), Singapore (20%), South Korea (37.5%), and Japan (12.3%). At the same time, exports rose at a slower 16.5% to a record high of HKD 441.8 billion, mainly boosted by sales of Electrical machinery (16.5%); Office machines and automatic data processing machines (45.6%); gold and silver articles (34%) and non-metallic mineral manufactures (30.7%). Major increases were recorded in sales from China (11.2%), USA (11.2%), Taiwan (53.6%), India (27.6%) and Japan (12.7%). source: Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong

Balance of Trade in Hong Kong averaged -8736.47 HKD Million from 1952 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7228 HKD Million in January of 2009 and a record low of -59898 HKD Million in December of 2017. This page provides the latest reported value for - Hong Kong Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Hong Kong Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Hong Kong is expected to be -15000.00 HKD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Hong Kong Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -25000.00 HKD Million in 2022 and -32000.00 HKD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Hong Kong Balance of Trade


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-28 08:30 AM Aug H$-26.3B H$-34.9B H$-25.8B
2021-10-26 08:30 AM Sep H$-42.4B H$-26.3B H$ -27B
2021-11-25 08:30 AM Oct H$-42.4B


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HK September Trade Gap Widens, Both Exports and Imports at Record High
The trade deficit in Hong Kong widened to HKD 42.4 billion in September of 2021 from HKD 12.7 billion a year earlier. Imports surged 23.5% and hit an all-time high of HKD 484.2 billion, driven mostly by electrical machinery and related parts (25.4%). Large purchases were seen from China (29%), Taiwan (24.5%), Singapore (20%), South Korea (37.5%), and Japan (12.3%). At the same time, exports rose at a slower 16.5% to a record high of HKD 441.8 billion, mainly boosted by sales of Electrical machinery (16.5%); Office machines and automatic data processing machines (45.6%); gold and silver articles (34%) and non-metallic mineral manufactures (30.7%). Major increases were recorded in sales from China (11.2%), USA (11.2%), Taiwan (53.6%), India (27.6%) and Japan (12.7%).
2021-10-26
HK Trade Gap Widens, Both Exports and Imports at Record High
The trade deficit in Hong Kong widened to HKD 26.3 billion in August of 2021 from HKD 14.6 billion a year earlier. Exports were up 25.9% YoY to a record high of HKD 433.7 billion, mainly boosted by sales of non-ferrous metals (92.2%); power generating machinery and equipment (52.8%); and Office machines and automatic data processing machines (43.6%). Major increases were recorded in sales from Taiwan (49.6%), Netherlands (45.5%), South Korea (39.8%) and Germany (34.1%). At the same time, imports rose 28.1% and hit an all-time high of HKD 459.9 billion, with biggest increases in purchases seen from South Korea (47.8%), Singapore (38.3%), Taiwan (32.9%), Philippines (30%) and China (28.1%).
2021-09-28
HK Trade Gap Rises, Both Exports and Imports at Record High
The trade deficit in Hong Kong widened to HKD 34.9 billion in July of 2021 from HKD 29.8 billion a year earlier. Exports were up 26.9% yoy to a record high of HKD 417 billion, mainly boosted by sales of electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof (33.3%) and office machines and automatic data processing machines (30.3%). Major increases were recorded in sales from South Korea (+79.5%), Taiwan (+48.9%), India (+40.2%), the Philippines (+27.2%), China (+26.3%) and the US (26.1%). Imports increased 26.1% and also hit an all-time high of HKD 451.9 billion, with biggest increases in purchases seen from India (+119.7%), South Korea (+42.7%), Singapore (+33%), the US (+28.7%) and China (25.7%).
2021-08-26

Hong Kong Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Balance of Trade -42392.00 HKD Million Sep/21 -26298.00 7228.00 -59898.00
Current Account 68499.00 HKD Million Jun/21 60620.00 96863.00 -29059.00
Current Account to GDP 6.60 percent of GDP Dec/20 6.00 15.00 -6.30
Imports 484206.00 HKD Million Sep/21 459968.00 484206.00 230.00
Exports 441814.00 HKD Million Sep/21 433671.00 441814.00 172.00
Terms of Trade 100.00 points Aug/21 99.90 108.50 99.00
Capital Flows -97917.00 HKD Million Jun/21 -89259.00 38249.00 -127321.00
Tourist Arrivals 10811.00 Persons Aug/21 8666.00 6784406.00 4125.00
Foreign Direct Investment 16596.15 HKD Billion Jun/21 16180.93 17120.70 1955.85
External Debt 14232778.00 HKD Million Jun/21 13809621.00 14232778.00 2707907.00


Hong Kong Balance of Trade
Since the late 1990’s Hong Kong has been recording trade deficits, as imports grew at a faster pace than exports. Hong Kong major exports are electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances; telecommunications and sound equipment and automatic data processing machines. The country imports mainly machinery and transport equipment; miscellaneous manufactured articles; manufactured goods and food and live animals. Main trading partner is China (40 percent of total exports and 47 percent of total imports). Others include: Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States.