Hong Kong’s September Visitor Arrivals: Summary

Following is a summary of Hong Kong’s September 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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                            Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May    Year to
                             2011    2011    2011    2011    2011       Date
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                           ---------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Total                       16.8%   17.7%   22.4%   15.9%   14.7%      16.2%
 China                      28.8%   23.0%   33.1%   23.1%   23.4%      23.6%
 Macau                       3.6%    0.8%    5.8%   13.3%   12.1%      10.1%
 South/Central America       3.0%   20.9%   21.7%   13.9%   13.7%      16.0%
 Taiwan                      2.4%   -3.7%    3.1%    7.7%   -2.7%       0.0%
 Europe/Africa/Mid East      1.6%    2.8%   -0.4%   -2.5%   -2.4%       1.3%
 South/Southeast Asia        0.9%   20.0%    5.8%    7.3%    2.9%       7.4%
 Americas                   -2.5%    2.7%    0.5%    5.0%    3.9%       4.1%
 North Asia                 -4.5%    8.0%    5.6%    6.2%   -1.0%       3.2%
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                            Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May    Year to
                             2011    2011    2011    2011    2011       Date
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                           ---------------------- YoY% ---------------------
 Australia/New Zealand     -10.5%   -0.5%    0.3%   -4.8%    3.0%      -1.0%
                           ---------------------- MoM% ---------------------
Total                      -21.6%    5.9%   26.5%   -6.0%   -3.8%      11.7%
 Australia/New Zealand      32.2%  -17.7%    6.1%   -1.3%  -17.4%      14.0%
 South/Central America       9.7%   -6.6%   17.8%  -21.1%  -38.0%      12.6%
 South/Southeast Asia        6.3%   -3.0%  -15.0%    3.5%    2.5%      12.9%
 Americas                    2.0%  -12.6%    4.8%   -4.3%  -12.3%      11.5%
 Europe/Africa/Mid East     -3.2%    1.2%   23.8%  -16.5%  -25.9%      12.0%
 Taiwan                    -10.9%   -9.8%   17.5%   12.3%  -17.0%      11.9%
 North Asia                -16.8%   18.2%    9.4%   -3.0%   11.6%      12.3%
 China                     -28.2%    8.9%   39.1%   -9.0%   -1.0%      11.5%
 Macau                     -34.9%   16.6%   17.9%    6.3%  -12.1%      10.6%
                           ---------------- Thousand Visitors --------------
Total                       3,187   4,066   3,839   3,035   3,230     30,423
 China                      2,094   2,915   2,677   1,925   2,115     20,384
 South/Southeast Asia         305     287     296     348     336      2,675
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                            Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May    Year to
                             2011    2011    2011    2011    2011       Date
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                           ---------------- Thousand Visitors --------------
 North Asia                   186     223     189     173     178      1,695
 Taiwan                       174     195     217     184     164      1,640
 Europe/Africa/Mid East       167     173     171     138     165      1,565
 Americas                     135     132     151     144     151      1,304
 Australia/New Zealand         68      51      62      59      60        552
 Macau                         58      89      77      65      61        608
 South/Central America         16      15      16      13      17        144
                           ----------------- Percent Share -----------------
Total                      100.0%  100.0%  100.0%  100.0%  100.0%     100.0%
 China                      65.7%   71.7%   69.7%   63.4%   65.5%      67.0%
 South/Southeast Asia        9.6%    7.1%    7.7%   11.5%   10.4%       8.8%
 North Asia                  5.8%    5.5%    4.9%    5.7%    5.5%       5.6%
 Taiwan                      5.5%    4.8%    5.6%    6.1%    5.1%       5.4%
 Europe/Africa/Mid East      5.3%    4.3%    4.4%    4.5%    5.1%       5.1%
 Americas                    4.2%    3.2%    3.9%    4.7%    4.7%       4.3%
 Australia/New Zealand       2.1%    1.3%    1.6%    1.9%    1.8%       1.8%
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                            Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May    Year to
                             2011    2011    2011    2011    2011       Date
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                           ----------------- Percent Share -----------------
 Macau                       1.8%    2.2%    2.0%    2.1%    1.9%       2.0%
 South/Central America       0.5%    0.4%    0.4%    0.4%    0.5%       0.5%
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Note: MoM is calculated by Bloomberg news.

Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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