Imports to Hong Kong decreased 4.3 percent year-on-year to HKD 377.8 billion in May 2019, mostly due to lower purchases of electrical machinery, apparatus & appliances, and electrical parts thereof (-5.3 percent); office machines & automatic data processing machines (-14.3 percent) and telecommunications & sound recording and reproducing apparatus & equipment (-4.1 percent). Meanwhile, purchases of photographic apparatus, equipment & supplies, optical goods, watches & clocks went up (6.5 percent). Among major trading partners, imports declined from South Korea (-29.6 percent), India (-18.6 percent), Japan (-10.6 percent), Malaysia (-4.2 percent) and the Mainland (-4 percent). Concurrently, imports increased from Switzerland (22 percent) and the US (2.1 percent). Imports in Hong Kong averaged 93942.78 HKD Million from 1952 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 428452 HKD Million in August of 2018 and a record low of 230 HKD Million in February of 1954.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY Feb -3.8% -6%
2019-04-29 08:30 AM Imports YoY Mar -0.1% -3.8%
2019-05-27 08:30 AM Imports YoY Apr -5.5% -0.1%
2019-06-25 08:30 AM Imports YoY May -4.3% -5.5%
2019-07-25 08:30 AM Imports YoY Jun -4.3%
2019-08-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY Jul
2019-09-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY Aug


Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -34700.00 -35091.00 7228.00 -59898.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account 36570.00 40393.00 92020.00 -29059.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.30 4.70 15.00 -6.30 percent [+]
Imports 377774.00 356609.00 428452.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 343065.00 321517.00 383651.50 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.80 100.10 108.50 99.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -5018.00 -66114.00 22424.00 -89673.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 5916541.00 5577201.00 6784406.00 427254.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 2.10 2.10 2.10 2.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 16469.27 15922.86 16469.27 1955.85 HKD Billion [+]
External Debt 12695300.00 13257610.00 13257610.00 2707907.00 HKD Million [+]

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Hong Kong Imports

Hong Kong imports mainly machinery and transport equipment (66 percent of total imports); miscellaneous manufactured articles (14 percent); manufactured goods (9 percent) and food and live animals (4 percent). Main import partners are: China (47 percent), Taiwan (8 percent) and Singapore (7 percent). Others include: Japan, South Korea and the United States. This page provides - Hong Kong Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Hong Kong Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
377774.00 356609.00 428452.00 230.00 1952 - 2019 HKD Million Monthly




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