Hong Kong Imports  1952-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Hong Kong increased by 0.5 percent to HKD 350.9 billion in October 2016 from HKD 349.2 billion the same month a year earlier. Increases were registered in the values of imports from some major suppliers, in particular Korea (+39.7 percent), India (+38.2 percent), the US (+11.7 percent), the Philippines (+10.4 percent) and Singapore (+9.9 percent). Concurrently, decreases were registered in the values of imports from China (-8 percent) and Japan (-6.7 percent). By commodity, imports went up for: Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof (+9.8 percent); and non-metallic mineral manufactures (+17.2 percent). For the first ten months of 2016 as a whole, imports fell 2.9 percent over the same period of 2015. Imports in Hong Kong averaged 82748.64 HKD Million from 1952 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 382355.00 HKD Million in September of 2014 and a record low of 230.00 HKD Million in February of 1954.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-27 08:30 AM Aug 2.8% -3.3% -2.4%
2016-10-27 08:30 AM Sep 4.1% 2.8%
2016-11-24 08:30 AM Oct 0.5% 4.1%
2016-12-29 08:30 AM Nov
2017-01-26 08:30 AM Dec
2017-02-25 08:30 AM Jan




Hong Kong Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -37223.00 -39705.00 7228.00 -59253.00 HKD Million [+]
Exports 313726.00 328019.00 331986.00 172.00 HKD Million [+]
Imports 350949.00 367724.00 382355.00 230.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account 14937.00 16160.00 92020.00 -29490.00 HKD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.10 1.30 13.70 -6.30 percent [+]
Terms of Trade 100.20 99.90 108.50 99.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 8918.00 10251.00 22424.00 -89673.00 HKD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2144636.00 1856397.00 2274375.00 211328.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 2.08 2.08 2.08 2.08 Tonnes [+]
External Debt 9928749.00 9806748.00 10436694.00 2707907.00 HKD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12844.17 11602.90 12844.17 1955.85 HKD Billion [+]



Hong Kong Imports Notes

Hong Kong imports mainly machinery and equipment (around 56 percent of total imports), manufactured goods and articles (30 percent), chemicals (5 percent), mineral fuels (4 percent) and food (3.7 percent). Main import partners are China (45 percent), Japan (8.5 percent) and Singapore (6.7 percent). Others include the United States and Taiwan. 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
350949.00 367724.00 382355.00 230.00 1952 - 2016 HKD Million Monthly



Last Reference Previous Highest
Imports 350949.00  HKD Million Oct/16 367724.00 382355.00 [+]
Exports 313726.00  HKD Million Oct/16 328019.00 331986.00 [+]