Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Hong Kong | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Hong Kong World Exports Value (US$) 329 421 934 952.00 400 692 015 208.00 455 573 380 134.00 492 907 471 544.00 535 186 742 965.00 524 064 898 602.00 510 552 778 635.00 516 588 130 933.00 549 861 455 213.00 569 105 739 731.00 535 711 018 905.00 551 515 755 924.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -11.025 21.634 13.696 8.194 8.577 -2.078 -2.578 1.182 6.44 3.499 -5.867 2.95
Imports Value (US$) 352 240 745 198.00 441 369 197 518.00 510 854 737 709.00 553 486 468 741.00 621 416 867 628.00 600 613 065 837.00 559 305 500 094.00 547 124 448 110.00 589 317 440 320.00 627 327 030 842.00 578 590 151 014.00 573 061 309 610.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -10.362 25.303 15.743 8.345 12.273 -3.347 -6.877 -2.177 7.711 6.449 -7.768 -0.955

The value of merchandise exports from Hong Kong totalled $ 551 billion in 2020. Merchandise exports from Hong Kong increased by 2.95% compared to 2019. Goods exports grew up by $ 15.8 billion in 2020 (the value of merchandise exports from Hong Kong amounted to $535 billion in 2019)

Hong Kong's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Hong Kong in 2020:

  • China with a share of 55% (304 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.24% (39 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 3.29% (18.1 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 2.72% (15 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.55% (14 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2.39% (13.2 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 2.39% (13.1 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 1.98% (10.9 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 1.97% (10.8 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 1.51% (8.33 billion US$)

Exports structure from Hong Kong in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 56% (311 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 13.4% (74 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 12.7% (70 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.45% (19 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.46% (8.1 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.08% (5.97 billion US$): 91 - Clocks and watches and parts thereof
  • 0.891% (4.91 billion US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • 0.832% (4.59 billion US$): 95 - Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.769% (4.24 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 0.651% (3.59 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

What did Hong Kong export in 2020?

Hong Kong's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 27% ($154 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 7.81% ($43 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 7.48% ($41 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 5.12% ($28 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 4.74% ($26 billion): 8473 - Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
  • 4.55% ($25 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.55% ($14.1 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.
  • 1.9% ($10.5 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 1.7% ($9.4 billion): 8504 - Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.
  • 1.67% ($9.25 billion): 8534 - Printed circuits.

The value of merchandise imports to Hong Kong totalled $ 573 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Hong Kong decreased by 0.955% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 5.52 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Hong Kong was equal to $578 billion in 2019)

Hong Kong's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Hong Kong in 2020:

  • China with a share of 43% (251 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 9.41% (53 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 7.19% (41 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.84% (33 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 5.72% (32 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 4% (22 billion US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 3.68% (21 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 2.66% (15.2 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 2.11% (12 billion US$)
  • Philippines with a share of 1.78% (10.2 billion US$)

Imports structure to Hong Kong in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 56% (321 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 11.7% (67 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 9.55% (54 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.17% (18.1 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.54% (8.84 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 1.49% (8.55 billion US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • 1.25% (7.2 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.07% (6.17 billion US$): 91 - Clocks and watches and parts thereof
  • 0.919% (5.26 billion US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 0.703% (4.02 billion US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

What did Hong Kong import in 2020?

Hong Kong's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 29% ($169 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 8.17% ($46 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 4.3% ($24 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 3.8% ($21 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 3.59% ($20 billion): 8473 - Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
  • 3.29% ($18.8 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 2.74% ($15.7 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.
  • 1.99% ($11.4 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 1.97% ($11.3 billion): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 1.95% ($11.2 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.

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Hong Kong | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020