Exports from Hong Kong fell 6.3 percent over a year earlier to HKD 352.7 billion in August 2019, mainly due to lower sales of telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (-11.7 percent); electrical machinery, apparatus & appliances, and electrical parts thereof (-4.1 percent); and non-metallic mineral manufactures (-21.5 percent). On the other hand, sales of power generating machinery and equipment advanced 18.1 percent. Exports to Asia as a whole declined 4.8 percent, in particular Malaysia (-21.6 percent), India (-20.8 percent), Thailand (-16.5 percent), the Mainland (-5.2 percent), Vietnam (-3.3 percent) and Singapore (-2.7 percent). In contrast, sales went up to Taiwan (31.2 percent) and the Philippines (18.1 percent). Apart from destinations in Asia, export decreased to the UK (-13.3 percent) and the US (-8.8 percent), while rose to Germany (+4.7 percent). Exports in Hong Kong averaged 86535.78 HKD Million from 1952 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 383651.50 HKD Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 172 HKD Million in August of 1953.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-25 08:30 AM Exports YoY May -2.4% -2.6%
2019-07-25 08:30 AM Exports YoY Jun -9% -2.4%
2019-08-26 08:30 AM Exports YoY Jul -5.7% -9%
2019-09-26 08:30 AM Exports YoY Aug -6.3% -5.7%
2019-10-24 08:30 AM Exports YoY Sep -6.3%
2019-11-26 08:30 AM Exports YoY Oct
2019-12-30 08:30 AM Exports YoY Nov


Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -28049.00 -32172.00 7228.00 -59898.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account 37770.00 35107.00 92020.00 -29059.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.30 4.70 15.00 -6.30 percent [+]
Imports 380777.00 370790.00 428452.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 352727.00 338618.00 383651.50 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.00 100.10 108.50 99.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -66571.00 -5018.00 22424.00 -89673.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3590571.00 5196969.00 6784406.00 427254.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 2.08 2.10 2.10 2.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 16469.27 15922.86 16469.27 1955.85 HKD Billion [+]
External Debt 12760337.00 12695300.00 13257610.00 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
352727.00 338618.00 383651.50 172.00 1952 - 2019 HKD Million Monthly




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