Australia's trade and investment relationship with Hong Kong in 2018

Hong Kong is:

  • Host to around 100,000 Australians
  • Australia's 7th largest goods export market
  • Australia's 7th largest services export market
  • Australia's 12th largest trading partner overall
  • Australia's 12th largest source of inwards FDI stock

Australia-Hong Kong trade

  • $17.8 billion
  • 2.1% of Australia's total trade

Investment relationship 2018

  • Total stock of Australian investment in Hong Kong: $52.2 billion
  • Total stock of Hong Kong investment in Australia: $118.8 billion

Australian exports to Hong Kong

  1. Gold: $7 billion
  2. Personal travel services (excluding education): $785 million
  3. Education-related travel services: $780 million
  4. Transport services: $631 million
  5. Professional, technical and other business services: $396 million

Australian imports from Hong Kong

  1. Transport services $1.4 billion
  2. Professional, technical and other business services $832 million
  3. Personal travel services (excluding education) $741 million
  4. Gold $320 million
  5. Financial services $190 million

Australian goods exports to Hong Kong

  • Gold: $7 billion
  • Telecom equipment and parts: $386 million
  • Edible products and preparations: $332 million
  • Fruit and nuts: $160 million
  • Meat (excl beef): $149 million
  • Alcoholic beverages: $143 million
  • Pearls and gems: $128 million
  • Pharmaceutical products: $114 million
  • Zinc: $108 million
  • Crustaceans: $104 million
  • Perfumery and cosmetics (excl soap): $99 million
  • Optical goods: $97 million
  • Beef: $97 million
  • Live animals (excl seafood): $83 million
  • Computers: $76 million
  • Medicaments (incl veterinary): $74 million
  • Crude animal matter: $68 million
  • Iron ores and concentrates: $67 million
  • Other inorganic chemicals: $65 million
  • Refined petroleum: $63 million

Services trade

Australian services exports to Hong Kong 2018:

  1. Personal travel services (excluding education): $785 million
  2. Education-related travel services: $780 million
  3. Transport services: $631 million
  4. Professional, technical and other business services: $396 million
  5. Financial services: $259 million

Australian services imports from Hong Kong 2018:

  1. Transport services: $1.4 billion
  2. Professional, technical and other business services: $832 million
  3. Personal travel services (excluding education): $741 million
  4. Financial services: $190 million
  5. Business travel services: $110 million
Last Updated: 18 June 2019