Hong Kong Balance of Trade  1952-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Hong Kong's trade deficit decreased by 29.4 percent to HKD 12.30 billion in January 2017 from HKD 17.48 billion the same month of the previous year. It is the smallest trade deficit since January 2012 as imports declined more than exports. Exports went down by 1.2 percent to HKD 296.3 billion while imports decreased by 2.7 percent to HKD 308.6 billion. Balance of Trade in Hong Kong averaged -6625.18 HKD Million from 1952 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 7228.00 HKD Million in January of 2009 and a record low of -59253.00 HKD Million in December of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-29 08:30 AM Nov H$ -34.05B H$ -37.2B
2017-01-26 08:30 AM Dec H$-45.5 H$-34.05B H$-42.05B
2017-02-27 08:30 AM Jan H$-12.3B H$-45.5B H$-12B
2017-03-27 08:30 AM Feb H$-12.3B H$-30B
2017-04-25 08:30 AM Mar
2017-05-25 08:30 AM Apr




Hong Kong Trade Deficit Narrows To 5-Year Low


Hong Kong's trade deficit decreased by 29.4 percent to HKD 12.30 billion in January 2017 from HKD 17.48 billion the same month of the previous year as imports declined more than exports. Exports went down by 1.2 percent to HKD 296.3 billion while imports decreased by 2.7 percent to HKD 308.6 billion. It is the smallest deficit since January 2012.

Year-on-year, exports decreased by 1.2 percent to HKD 296.3 billion in January 2017 after an increase of 10.1 percent in December 2016. Exports to Asia as a whole went down by 1.8 percent, mainly to Vietnam (-7.5 percent); China (-5.8 percent); Phillippines (-2.9 percent) and Japan (-2.2 percent). 

By commodity, exports declined for: non-metallic mineral manufactures (-13.9 percent); power generating machinery and equipment (-16.1 percent) and textile yarn, fabrics, made-up articles and related products (-13.9 percent). In contrast, sales of electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof went up 1.6 percent.
 
Year-on-year, imports went down by 2.7 percent to HKD 308.6 billion in January 2017, after an increase 8.7 percent in the preceding month. Falls were recorded from Malaysia (-14.2 percent); the USA (-13.2 percent); Japan (-6.2 percent); Thailand (-5.4 percent) and China (-4.8 percent).

By commodity, imports declined for: office machines and automatic data processing machines (-12.2 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (-16 percent); and articles of apparel and clothing accessories (-12 percent). However, imports of electrical machinery apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof rose 6.7 percent. 
  
 

Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
2/27/2017 11:04:25 AM



Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -12345.00 -45477.00 7228.00 -59253.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 296299.00 340340.00 340935.00 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Imports 308643.00 385817.00 385817.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account 34834.00 45738.00 92020.00 -29059.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.50 3.30 13.70 -6.30 percent [+]
Terms of Trade 101.10 100.50 108.50 99.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -66102.00 -75890.00 22424.00 -89673.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 5475176.00 5336027.00 6009577.00 427254.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 2.08 2.08 2.08 2.08 Tonnes [+]
External Debt 10375352.00 9928749.00 10436694.00 2707907.00 HKD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12844.17 11602.90 12844.17 1955.85 HKD Billion [+]



Hong Kong Balance of Trade Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-12345.00 -45477.00 7228.00 -59253.00 1952 - 2017 HKD Million Monthly



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