Navigation menu for this statistical subject

YearMonthImportsTotal exportsMerchandise trade balance
HK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ Million
2015 4,046,420 -4.1 3,605,279 -1.8 -441,141
2016 4,008,384 -0.9 3,588,247 -0.5 -420,137
2017 4,357,004 +8.7 3,875,898 +8.0 -481,106
2017 Aug 368,190 +7.7 332,663 +7.4 -35,527
Sep 403,413 +9.7 358,705 +9.4 -44,707
Oct 378,694 +7.9 334,735 +6.7 -43,959
Nov 407,129 +8.6 367,423 +7.8 -39,706
Dec 420,586 +9.0 360,688 +6.0 -59,898
2018 Jan 381,971 +23.8 350,046 +18.1 -31,924
Feb 288,476 -3.2 245,744 +1.7 -42,732
Mar 403,236 +10.7 347,732 +8.0 -55,505
Apr 377,173 +11.1 330,224 +8.1 -46,949
May 394,618 +16.5 351,368 +15.9 -43,250
Jun 394,471 +4.4 340,334 +3.3 -54,137
Jul 406,234 +14.0 359,125 +10.0 -47,109
Aug 428,452 +16.4 376,303 +13.1 -52,149
Sep 422,676 +4.8 374,961 +4.5 -47,715
Oct 428,142 +13.1 383,651 +14.6 -44,490
Notes : Hong Kong's external merchandise trade statistics are compiled based on information contained in import/export declarations. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is a separate customs territory, as stated in "The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China". Import/export declaration is also required of Hong Kong's trade with the mainland of China, and statistics relating to this are included in Hong Kong's external merchandise trade statistics.
 IMPORTS are goods which have been produced or manufactured in places outside the jurisdiction of Hong Kong and brought into Hong Kong for domestic use or for subsequent re-export as well as Hong Kong products re-imported.
 Imports are c.i.f. (cost, insurance, freight) values , while total exports are f.o.b. (free-on-board) values.
 The sums of the monthly figures may differ from the cumulative totals because adjustments relating to earlier months of a particular year are incorporated in the cumulative totals of that year only.
Source : Trade Analysis Section (2),
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 2582 4915
 Enquiry e-mail : trade@censtatd.gov.hk)



Download longer data series
- Excel format
- CSV format
| Customize Statistical Table
(to generate customized tables by selecting statistical/classification variables and time period)