Imports to Hong Kong declined 7.5 percent year-on-year to HKD 364.8 billion in June 2019, mainly due to lower purchases of electrical machinery, apparatus & appliances, and electrical parts thereof (-8.9 percent); telecommunications & sound recording and reproducing apparatus & equipment (-14.7 percent); and office machines & automatic data processing machines (-17.5 percent). In contrast, purchases of power generating machinery and equipment advanced 27.8 percent. Among major trading partners, imports fell from South Korea (-25.7 percent), India (-17.4 percent), Taiwan (-10.8 percent), Malaysia (-9 percent), Thailand (-8.2 percent), and the Mainland (-2.3 percent). Meantime, imports rose from Switzerland (2.4 percent). Imports in Hong Kong averaged 94277.16 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
2019-04-29 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 -7.5% -4.3%
2019-08-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY Jul -7.5%
2019-09-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY Aug
2019-10-24 08:30 AM Imports YoY Sep


Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -55200.00 -34700.00 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 364794.00 377774.00 428452.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 309607.00 343065.00 383651.50 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.10 99.80 108.50 99.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -5018.00 -66114.00 22424.00 -89673.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 5143734.00 5916541.00 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
364794.00 377774.00 428452.00 230.00 1952 - 2019 HKD Million Monthly




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