Hong Kong’s August Visitor Arrivals: Summary

Following is a summary of Hong Kong’s August visitor arrivals from the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

See CHART showing Hong Kong’s retail sales year-on-year growth by value (green) and volume (blue) against visitor growth rates (red).

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                             Aug.    July    June     May   April    Year to
                             2011    2011    2011    2011    2011       Date
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                           ---------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Total                       17.7%   22.4%   15.9%   14.7%   20.1%      16.2%
 China                      23.0%   33.1%   23.1%   23.4%   28.7%      23.0%
 South/Central America      20.9%   21.7%   13.9%   13.7%   15.6%      17.9%
 South/Southeast Asia       20.0%    5.8%    7.3%    2.9%    7.9%       8.3%
 North Asia                  8.0%    5.6%    6.2%   -1.0%   -0.8%       4.2%
 Europe/Africa/Mid East      2.8%   -0.4%   -2.5%   -2.4%    8.4%       1.3%
 Americas                    2.7%    0.5%    5.0%    3.9%    4.4%       4.9%
 Macau                       0.8%    5.8%   13.3%   12.1%   23.8%      10.8%
 Australia/New Zealand      -0.5%    0.3%   -4.8%    3.0%    9.4%       0.5%
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                             Aug.    July    June     May   April    Year to
                             2011    2011    2011    2011    2011       Date
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                           ---------------------- YoY% ---------------------
 Taiwan                     -3.7%    3.1%    7.7%   -2.7%   10.3%      -0.2%
                           ---------------------- MoM% ---------------------
Total                        5.9%   26.5%   -6.0%   -3.8%    5.4%      17.5%
 North Asia                 18.2%    9.4%   -3.0%   11.6%  -11.7%      17.4%
 Macau                      16.6%   17.9%    6.3%  -12.1%    9.7%      19.3%
 China                       8.9%   39.1%   -9.0%   -1.0%    6.4%      19.0%
 Europe/Africa/Mid East      1.2%   23.8%  -16.5%  -25.9%    4.3%      14.1%
 South/Southeast Asia       -3.0%  -15.0%    3.5%    2.5%    0.8%      13.8%
 South/Central America      -6.6%   17.8%  -21.1%  -38.0%   59.7%      12.9%
 Taiwan                     -9.8%   17.5%   12.3%  -17.0%   24.4%      15.4%
 Americas                  -12.6%    4.8%   -4.3%  -12.3%    0.5%      12.7%
 Australia/New Zealand     -17.7%    6.1%   -1.3%  -17.4%   10.2%      11.9%
                           ---------------- Thousand Visitors --------------
Total                       4,066   3,839   3,035   3,230   3,358     27,236
 China                      2,915   2,677   1,925   2,115   2,137     18,290
 South/Southeast Asia         287     296     348     336     328      2,370
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                             Aug.    July    June     May   April    Year to
                             2011    2011    2011    2011    2011       Date
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                           ---------------- Thousand Visitors --------------
 North Asia                   223     189     173     178     159      1,509
 Taiwan                       195     217     184     164     198      1,466
 Europe/Africa/Mid East       173     171     138     165     223      1,398
 Americas                     132     151     144     151     172      1,169
 Macau                         89      77      65      61      70        550
 Australia/New Zealand         51      62      59      60      72        485
 South/Central America         15      16      13      17      27        128
                           ----------------- Percent Share -----------------
Total                      100.0%  100.0%  100.0%  100.0%  100.0%     100.0%
 China                      71.7%   69.7%   63.4%   65.5%   63.6%      67.2%
 South/Southeast Asia        7.1%    7.7%   11.5%   10.4%    9.8%       8.7%
 North Asia                  5.5%    4.9%    5.7%    5.5%    4.7%       5.5%
 Taiwan                      4.8%    5.6%    6.1%    5.1%    5.9%       5.4%
 Europe/Africa/Mid East      4.3%    4.4%    4.5%    5.1%    6.6%       5.1%
 Americas                    3.2%    3.9%    4.7%    4.7%    5.1%       4.3%
 Macau                       2.2%    2.0%    2.1%    1.9%    2.1%       2.0%
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                             Aug.    July    June     May   April    Year to
                             2011    2011    2011    2011    2011       Date
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                           ----------------- Percent Share -----------------
 Australia/New Zealand       1.3%    1.6%    1.9%    1.8%    2.1%       1.8%
 South/Central America       0.4%    0.4%    0.4%    0.5%    0.8%       0.5%
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Note: MoM is calculated by Bloomberg news.

Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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