Hong Kong Balance of Trade  1952-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Hong Kong trade deficit widened 1.8 percent year-on-year to HKD 47.03 billion in March of 2016 as exports fell more than imports. It is the highest trade gap since December of 2014. Balance of Trade in Hong Kong averaged -6367.32 HKD Million from 1952 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 7228 HKD Million in January of 2009 and a record low of -59250 HKD Million in December of 2014. Balance of Trade in Hong Kong is reported by the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-47028.00 -33149.00 7228.00 -59250.00 1952 - 2016 HKD Million Monthly
Since the late 1990’s Hong Kong has been recording trade deficits, as imports grew at a faster pace than exports. Hong Kong major exports are electronics and household electrical appliances, clothing and footwear, textile yarn and fabrics, toys and games and watches and clocks. The country imports mainly machinery and equipment, manufactured goods and articles, mineral fuels and food. Main trading partner is China (54 percent of total exports and 45 percent of total imports). Others include: Japan, the United States and Taiwan. This page provides the latest reported value for - Hong Kong Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Hong Kong Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-25 08:30 AM Jan H$-17.48B H$-45.70B H$ -29.9B H$ -51.7B
2016-03-29 08:30 AM Feb H$-33.15B H$-17.48B H$-30.7B H$ -27.6B
2016-04-26 08:30 AM Mar H$-47.03B H$-33.15B H$-13B
2016-05-26 08:30 AM Apr H$-47.03B -31.4B
2016-06-27 08:30 AM May -38B
2016-07-26 08:30 AM Jun -39.5B

Hong Kong Trade Gap at 15-Month High


Hong Kong trade deficit widened 1.8 percent year-on-year to HKD 47.03 billion in March of 2016 as exports fell more than imports. It is the highest trade gap since December of 2014.

Exports fell 7 percent from a year earlier to HKD 275.4 billion due to lower sales of office machines and automatic data processing machines (-16.3 percent), telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (-6.9 percent) and electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof (-3.1 percent). Sales to South Korea (-15.2 percent), Malaysia (-11.4 percent), China (-11 percent), Philippines (-5.3 percent), Taiwan (-4.9 percent) and Japan (-3.5 percent) decreased while increases were recorded for the United Kingdom (+11.6 percent), India (+3.9 percent) and Germany (+1.4 percent).

Imports declined 5.8 percent to HKD 322.4 billion as decreases were recorded in purchases of telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (-8.1 percent), office machines and automatic data processing machines (-8.7 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (-8.3 percent). Imports fell for major suppliers, namely Switzerland (-21.8 percent), the United States (-14.3 percent), Japan (-9.4 percent), South Korea (-7.3 percent) and Singapore (-7.2 percent). In contrast, imports were higher from Malaysia (+6.6 percent) and Thailand (+2.3 percent).

Census and Statistics Department | Francisco Caeiro | francisco.caeiro@tradingeconomics.com
4/26/2016 10:48:11 AM

Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -47028.00 -33149.00 7228.00 -59250.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 275360.00 204484.00 331986.00 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Imports 322388.00 237633.00 382355.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account 26535.00 48184.00 92020.00 -29490.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.10 1.30 13.70 -6.30 percent [+]
Terms of Trade 100.50 101.30 108.50 99.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -55646.00 -19769.00 22424.00 -89673.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2001552.00 1993590.00 2274375.00 211328.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 2.08 2.08 2.08 2.08 Tonnes [+]
External Debt 10104981.00 10267199.00 10436694.00 2707907.00 HKD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 11602.90 10482.90 11602.90 3319.70 HKD Billion [+]




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