Exports from Hong Kong rose 4.5 percent year-on-year to HKD 375 billion in September 2018, as shipments increased for electrical machinery, apparatus & appliances & electrical parts thereof (+12.8 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (+11.2 percent) and office machines & automatic data processing machines (+5 percent). Contrarily, exports dropped for professional, scientific & controlling instruments (-7 percent). Among major trading partners, sales went up to Thailand (+23.2 percent), South Korea (+9.9 percent), Malaysia (+9.4 percent), the Philippines (+7.6 percent) and China (+7 percent), while exports declined to Japan (-13.9 percent) and Taiwan (-9.5 percent). Exports in Hong Kong averaged 83469.14 HKD Million from 1952 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 376302.80 HKD Million in August of 2018 and a record low of 172 HKD Million in August of 1953.

Hong Kong Exports
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-27 08:30 AM Exports YoY 10% 3.3%
2018-09-27 08:30 AM Exports YoY 13.1% 10%
2018-10-25 08:30 AM Exports YoY 4.5% 13.1%
2018-11-26 08:30 AM Exports YoY 4.5%
2018-12-27 08:30 AM Exports YoY


Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -47715.00 -52149.00 7228.00 -59898.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 374961.00 376303.00 376303.00 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Imports 422676.00 428452.00 428452.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account 15660.00 16564.00 92020.00 -29059.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.20 4.00 15.00 -6.30 percent [+]
Terms of Trade 99.00 99.00 108.50 99.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -45878.00 -44572.00 22424.00 -89673.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 4718536.00 5895951.00 6009577.00 427254.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 2.10 2.10 2.10 2.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 13356.84 13230.81 13356.84 1955.85 HKD Billion [+]
External Debt 13057340.00 12775626.00 13057340.00 2707907.00 HKD Million [+]

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Hong Kong Exports

Hong Kong has an export oriented economy with 99 percent of shipments coming from re-exports. Major exports are electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances which accounts for 36 percent of total shipments. Other exports include: telecommunications and sound equipment (20 percent); office and automatic data processing machines (10 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (5 percent) and non-metallic mineral manufactures (5 percent). Main export partners are China (40 percent), the United States (8 percent), Vietnam (6 percent), Singapore (5 percent), Taiwan and Macau. This page provides - Hong Kong Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Hong Kong Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
374961.00 376303.00 376303.00 172.00 1952 - 2018 HKD Million Monthly




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