Hong Kong - Imports of Goods





Hong Kong: Imports of Goods

Mnemonic TRIG.IHKG
Unit Mil. HKD, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.43 %
Data Dec 2019 383,773
Nov 2019 385,438

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 12/31/2019

Hong Kong: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Dec 2019 -32,497 -26,168 Mil. HKD, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods Dec 2019 351,276 359,270 Mil. HKD, NSA Monthly
Imports of Goods Dec 2019 383,773 385,438 Mil. HKD, NSA Monthly
Current Account Balance 2019 Q3 74,445 34,951 Mil.HKD, NSA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q3 1,306,429 1,228,498 Mil. HKD, NSA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q3 1,267,922 1,249,453 Mil. HKD, NSA Quarterly
Net Exports 2019 Q3 38,507 -20,955 Mil. HKD, NSA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q3 1,264,650 1,185,452 Mil. Ch. 2017 HKD, NSA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q3 1,227,012 1,204,477 Mil. Ch. 2017 HKD, NSA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2019 Q3 37,638 -19,025 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.