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
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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                  ------------------- Thousand Visitors --------------------
Total              5,358.1   4,831.5   4,201.3   4,142.3   4,279.9  35,555.5
 Mainland China    4,224.6   3,777.5   3,150.6   3,053.9   3,110.1  26,817.3
 Taiwan              195.0     194.4     168.8     145.7     174.2   1,393.2
 South Korea         104.1      84.8      77.3      80.5      74.4     703.7
 Japan                98.5      82.3      76.6      82.0      78.6     685.3
 USA                  76.1      89.1      91.5      89.9     103.6     720.5
 Indonesia            71.6      39.1      52.7      41.8      39.7     351.4
 Philippines          51.3      46.1      57.4      77.5      73.9     472.7
 Malaysia             45.5      35.9      43.4      54.3      46.6     363.4
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                      Aug.      July      June       May     April   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Singapore            45.5      43.6      59.8      49.6      46.5     401.7
 Thailand             38.7      48.8      35.5      49.3      55.8     353.6
 Australia            38.5      45.9      47.2      44.7      57.2     386.8
 United Kingdom       37.1      37.8      33.5      39.7      47.4     337.0
 India                29.5      30.4      48.5      50.3      41.7     287.5
 Canada               24.2      26.3      23.2      30.1      32.3     227.1
 France               19.5      17.4      15.0      20.2      23.3     146.3
                  -------------------------- YoY% --------------------------
Total                 9.4%     10.6%     16.0%     13.8%     11.5%     12.5%
 Mainland China      13.3%     15.7%     25.3%     20.9%     17.5%     18.8%
 Taiwan              -0.3%     -4.3%     -5.6%     -4.1%      4.3%      0.1%
 South Korea         -4.6%     -3.9%      2.2%      2.4%      1.3%     -3.5%
 Japan              -25.3%    -26.3%    -29.3%    -20.3%    -16.1%    -23.2%
 USA                -11.4%     -7.9%    -10.7%    -12.6%     -5.9%     -7.9%
 Indonesia           -2.6%     -3.1%     -1.0%      3.6%      7.7%     -0.4%
 Philippines          7.1%     -0.3%      4.3%     -1.2%      1.0%      0.7%
 Malaysia             6.9%     -1.8%     -7.3%     -0.6%     -9.9%     -3.7%
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                      Aug.      July      June       May     April   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Singapore          -10.2%    -15.2%    -17.5%    -15.9%    -15.7%     -9.4%
 Thailand            -6.7%     19.5%     -2.1%     19.5%      6.0%      8.8%
 Australia           -7.9%     -5.2%     -6.1%     -3.6%     -2.4%     -5.0%
 United Kingdom       2.3%      5.1%     -0.8%      3.6%     -5.5%     -3.2%
 India               15.9%      5.4%     15.8%     -2.0%      1.9%      2.7%
 Canada             -12.7%    -15.6%     -9.9%     -9.2%    -11.8%    -10.7%
 France              -7.8%     -6.0%      1.3%     -1.4%      0.6%     -2.1%
                  -------------------------- MoM% --------------------------
Total                10.9%     15.0%      1.4%     -3.2%      4.7%       n/a
 Mainland China      11.8%     19.9%      3.2%     -1.8%      9.4%       n/a
 Taiwan               0.3%     15.1%     15.9%    -16.4%      5.3%       n/a
 South Korea         22.8%      9.7%     -3.9%      8.2%     -6.9%       n/a
 Japan               19.8%      7.4%     -6.7%      4.4%    -24.5%       n/a
 USA                -14.7%     -2.5%      1.7%    -13.1%     -6.8%       n/a
 Indonesia           83.4%    -25.9%     26.0%      5.3%     -9.4%       n/a
 Philippines         11.2%    -19.6%    -25.9%      4.8%      7.3%       n/a
 Malaysia            27.0%    -17.4%    -20.0%     16.6%    -20.3%       n/a
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                      Aug.      July      June       May     April   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Singapore            4.3%    -27.0%     20.6%      6.7%    -32.6%       n/a
 Thailand           -20.6%     37.4%    -28.0%    -11.7%     -3.4%       n/a
 Australia          -16.3%     -2.7%      5.7%    -22.0%     -4.1%       n/a
 United Kingdom      -1.9%     13.0%    -15.8%    -16.1%    -22.5%       n/a
 India               -2.9%    -37.3%     -3.5%     20.7%      6.6%       n/a
 Canada              -7.9%     13.5%    -23.2%     -6.7%    -10.1%       n/a
 France              12.3%     15.9%    -26.0%    -13.1%     10.7%       n/a
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Note: MoM is calculated by Bloomberg news.

Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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