Imports to Hong Kong went up 4.8 percent year-on-year to HKD 422.7 billion in September 2018, driven by higher purchases of electrical machinery, apparatus & appliances & electrical parts thereof (+8.3 percent); office machines & automatic data processing machines (+10.7 percent) and oil, oil products & related materials (+47.7 percent). On the other hand, imports declined for professional, scientific & controlling instruments (-7.2 percent). Among major trading partners, imports advanced mainly from Malaysia (+51.4 percent), Singapore (+18.8 percent), South Korea (+9.8 percent), the US (+2.8 percent) and China (+2.8 percent), while purchases fell from India (-15.2 percent) and the Philippines (-4.5 percent). Imports in Hong Kong averaged 91132.73 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
2018-08-27 08:30 AM Imports YoY 14% 4.4%
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 4.8%
2018-12-27 08:30 AM Imports 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 99.50 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 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
422676.00 428452.00 428452.00 230.00 1952 - 2018 HKD Million Monthly




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