Imports to Hong Kong increased 0.5 percent year-on-year to HKD 409.3 billion in November 2018, boosted by higher purchases of petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (38.1 percent); electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof (1.7 percent) and power generating machinery and equipment (21.4 percent). On the other hand, purchases of telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment fell (-4.9 percent). Among major trading partners, imports went up mainly from Malaysia (+29.4 percent), Singapore (+19.4 percent), the US (+6.3 percent) and China (+1.0 percent). In contrast, purchases declined from Korea (-24.7 percent), the Philippines (-15.4 percent) and Taiwan (-14.0 percent). Imports in Hong Kong averaged 91948.62 HKD Million from 1952 until 2018, 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.