Hong Kong - Balance of Goods





Hong Kong: Balance of Goods

Mnemonic TRBG.IHKG
Unit Mil. HKD, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 41.7 %
Data Jul 2019 -32,172
Jun 2019 -55,187

Series Information

Source Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG)
Release Foreign Trade
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1952
End Date 7/31/2019

Hong Kong: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Jul 2019 -32,172 -55,187 Mil. HKD, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods Jul 2019 338,618 309,607 Mil. HKD, NSA Monthly
Imports of Goods Jul 2019 370,790 364,794 Mil. HKD, NSA Monthly
Current Account Balance 2019 Q1 36,570 40,393 Mil.HKD, NSA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 1,232,517 1,416,709 Mil. HKD, NSA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 1,213,812 1,390,478 Mil. HKD, NSA Quarterly
Net Exports 2019 Q1 18,705 26,231 Mil. HKD, NSA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 1,193,201 1,366,272 Mil. Ch. 2017 HKD, NSA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 1,178,301 1,349,802 Mil. Ch. 2017 HKD, NSA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2019 Q1 14,900 16,470 Mil. Ch. 2017 HKD, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

Import statistics are available by country/territory of origin and/or country/territory of consignment while domestic export figures are analyzed by country/territory of consignment.  For re-exports, merchandise trade statistics are available by country/territory of origin and/or country/territory of consignment.

The concepts and definitions adopted in the compilation of Hong Kong’s merchandise trade statistics are in conformity with the standards recommended by the United Nations in the International Merchandise Trade Statistics - Concepts and Definitions, Revision 2. The “general” system is adopted for compiling trade statistics.

Hong Kong’s merchandise trade statistics are compiled based on information in import/export declarations.

The declarations submitted by importers/exporters are matched against cargo manifests to ensure that there is no omission of declaration.

  • Transaction coverage: Hong Kong’s merchandise trade statistics refer to the movements of merchandise between Hong Kong and her trading partners, by land, air, water and by post.
  • Geographic coverage: Hong Kong’s trade with all countries/territories is included.
  • Conversion to unit of account: Any transaction value in foreign currency is converted to its Hong Kong dollar equivalent based on the exchange rates prevailing at the time of importation/exportation.
  • Valuation: Valuation of goods is based on the transaction values provided by importers/exporters in import/export declarations.  Imports are valued on c.i.f. basis while domestic exports and re-exports are valued on f.o.b. basis.

Adjustments, where necessary, are incorporated in year-to-date figures. The practice is explained in detail in trade statistics publications.