Imports to Hong Kong went down 5.8 percent year-on-year to HKD 385.4 billion in November of 2019, the lowest annual fall in six months. Purchases fell for office machines and automatic data processing machines (-11.4%); non-metallic mineral manufactures (-21.7%); and petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (-32%). In contrast, imports of power generating machinery and equipment went up 31.6%. Imports fell from India (-23.5%), Malaysia (-18.3%), the US (-11.5%), Singapore (-9.8%) and China (-7.8%) but rose from Vietnam (55.6%) and Taiwan (18%).

Imports in Hong Kong averaged 96024.48 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. This page provides - Hong Kong Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong

Imports in Hong Kong is expected to be 383000.00 HKD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Hong Kong to stand at 405000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Hong Kong Imports is projected to trend around 430000.00 HKD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Hong Kong Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
385438.00 379118.00 428452.00 230.00 1952 - 2019 HKD Million Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-26 08:30 AM Aug -11.1% -8.7%
2019-10-24 08:30 AM Sep -10.3% -11.1%
2019-11-26 08:30 AM Oct -11.5% -10.3%
2019-12-30 08:30 AM Nov -5.8% -11.5%


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.

Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -26168.00 -30590.00 7228.00 -59898.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account 74445.00 34951.00 92020.00 -29059.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.30 4.70 15.00 -6.30 percent [+]
Imports 385438.00 379118.00 428452.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 359270.00 348528.00 383651.50 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.00 99.50 108.50 99.00 points [+]
Capital Flows -103753.00 -66571.00 22424.00 -103753.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3311571.00 3104049.00 6784406.00 427254.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 2.08 2.08 2.10 2.08 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 16469.27 15922.86 16469.27 1955.85 HKD Billion [+]
External Debt 12914315.00 12760337.00 13257610.00 2707907.00 HKD Million [+]


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