Australia's trade and investment relationship with Hong Kong in 2017-18

Hong Kong is:

  • Host to around 100,000 Australians
  • Australia's 6th largest goods export market
  • Australia's 7th largest services export market
  • Australia's 12th largest trading partner overall
  • Australia's 5th largest source of FDI (2017)

Australia-Hong Kong trade

  • $18.8 billion
  • 2.4% of Australia's total trade

Investment relationship 2017

  • Total Australian investment in Hong Kong: $47.4 billion
  • Total Hong Kong investment in Australia: $116.6 billion

Australian exports to Hong Kong

  1. Gold $8 billion
  2. Personal travel (excluding education) $820m
  3. Education-related travel $798m
  4. Transport services $613m
  5. Professional, technical & other business services $390m

Australian imports from Hong Kong

  1. Transport services $1.4b
  2. Professional, technical & other business services $772m
  3. Personal travel (excluding education) $728m
  4. Gold $322m
  5. Financial services $162m

Australian goods exports

  • Gold: $8 billion
  • Edible products & preparations: $382 million
  • Telecom equipment & parts: $303 million
  • Fruit & nuts: $162 million
  • Meat (excl beef): $159 million
  • Alcoholic beverages: $142 million
  • Pearls & gems: $130 million
  • Perfumery & cosmetics (excl soap): $114 million
  • Zinc: $110 million
  • Optical goods: $110 million
  • Crustaceans: $108 million
  • Beef: $106 million
  • Medicaments (incl veterinary): $97 million
  • Crude animal matter: $76 million
  • Live animals (excl seafood): $75 million
  • Computers: $67 million
  • Pharmaceutical products: $65 million
  • Milk, cream, whey & yoghurt: $61 million
  • Jewellery: $58 million
  • Refined petroleum: $57 million

Services trade

Australian services exports to Hong Kong 2017-18:

  1. Travel services $1.7 billion
  2. Transport services $613 million
  3. Other business services $390 million
  4. Financial services $280 million
  5. Telecommunications, computer and information services $77 million

Australian services imports from Hong Kong 2017-18:

  1. Transports services: $1.4 billion
  2. Travel services: $845 million
  3. Other business services $772 million
  4. Financial services $162 million
  5. Telecommunications computer and information services $62 million

Last Updated: 25 March 2019