Imports to Hong Kong fell 5.5 percent year-on-year to HKD 356.6 billion in April 2019, dragged down by lower purchases of electrical machinery, apparatus & appliances, and electrical parts thereof (-7.6 percent); office machines and automatic data processing machines (-16.5 percent) and non-metallic mineral manufactures (-14.6 percent). However, imports of power generating machinery & equipment increased (50 percent). Among major trading partners, imports decreased from Korea (-32.5 percent), India (-31.7 percent), Taiwan (-10.1 percent), Malaysia (-6.1 percent), the USA (-6.0 percent) and the Mainland (-1.6 percent). Concurrently, an increase was recorded in imports from Thailand (6.6 percent). Imports in Hong Kong averaged 93591.50 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
2019-02-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY -6% -7%
2019-03-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY -3.8% -6%
2019-04-29 08:30 AM Imports YoY -0.1% -3.8%
2019-05-27 08:30 AM Imports YoY -5.5% -0.1%
2019-06-25 08:30 AM Imports YoY -5.5%
2019-07-25 08:30 AM Imports YoY
2019-08-26 08:30 AM Imports YoY


Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -35091.00 -59241.00 7228.00 -59898.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account 42078.00 48005.00 92020.00 -29059.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.30 4.70 15.00 -6.30 percent [+]
Imports 356609.00 402883.00 428452.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 321517.00 343641.00 383651.50 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.80 100.30 108.50 99.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -66114.00 -27476.00 22424.00 -89673.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 5577201.00 5860346.00 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 13257610.00 12972265.00 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
356609.00 402883.00 428452.00 230.00 1952 - 2019 HKD Million Monthly




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