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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-27 08:30 AM Imports YoY 16.4% 14%
2018-10-25 08:30 AM Imports YoY 4.8% 16.4%
2018-11-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY 13.1% 4.8%
2018-12-27 08:30 AM Imports YoY 0.5% 13.1%
2019-01-28 08:30 AM Imports YoY 0.5%
2019-02-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY
2019-03-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY


Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -44964.00 -44490.00 7228.00 -59898.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account 45772.00 15591.00 92020.00 -29059.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.20 4.00 15.00 -6.30 percent [+]
Imports 409284.00 428141.80 428452.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 364320.00 383651.50 383651.50 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.20 99.60 108.50 99.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -27476.00 -45878.00 22424.00 -89673.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 5995027.00 5884512.00 6009577.00 427254.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 2.10 2.10 2.10 2.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 15189.80 13356.84 15189.80 1955.85 HKD Billion [+]
External Debt 12972265.00 13057340.00 13057340.00 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
409284.00 428141.80 428452.00 230.00 1952 - 2018 HKD Million Monthly




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