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
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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                  ------------------- Thousand Visitors --------------------
Total              4,309.3   5,358.1   4,831.5   4,201.3   4,142.3  39,864.8
 Mainland China    3,283.9   4,224.6   3,777.5   3,150.6   3,053.9  30,101.2
 Taiwan              177.2     195.0     194.4     168.8     145.7   1,570.3
 Japan                90.3      98.5      82.3      76.6      82.0     775.6
 South Korea          85.7     104.1      84.8      77.3      80.5     789.4
 USA                  80.5      76.1      89.1      91.5      89.9     801.1
 Australia            57.0      38.5      45.9      47.2      44.7     443.9
 Singapore            49.2      45.5      43.6      59.8      49.6     450.9
 Malaysia             49.1      45.5      35.9      43.4      54.3     412.5
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                     Sept.      Aug.      July      June       May   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Philippines          44.8      51.3      46.1      57.4      77.5     517.6
 India                36.3      29.5      30.4      48.5      50.3     323.7
 United Kingdom       34.7      37.1      37.8      33.5      39.7     371.7
 Indonesia            30.1      71.6      39.1      52.7      41.8     381.5
 Thailand             29.5      38.7      48.8      35.5      49.3     383.2
 Canada               24.7      24.2      26.3      23.2      30.1     251.8
 Germany              17.3      16.1      14.3      13.7      17.3     155.0
                  -------------------------- YoY% --------------------------
Total                13.9%      9.4%     10.6%     16.0%     13.8%     12.7%
 Mainland China      19.4%     13.3%     15.7%     25.3%     20.9%     18.9%
 Taiwan               3.4%     -0.3%     -4.3%     -5.6%     -4.1%      0.4%
 Japan              -12.4%    -25.3%    -26.3%    -29.3%    -20.3%    -22.1%
 South Korea         11.4%     -4.6%     -3.9%      2.2%      2.4%     -2.1%
 USA                 -8.2%    -11.4%     -7.9%    -10.7%    -12.6%     -7.9%
 Australia           -5.5%     -7.9%     -5.2%     -6.1%     -3.6%     -5.1%
 Singapore           -1.0%    -10.2%    -15.2%    -17.5%    -15.9%     -8.6%
 Malaysia             7.8%      6.9%     -1.8%     -7.3%     -0.6%     -2.5%
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                     Sept.      Aug.      July      June       May   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Philippines         -2.8%      7.1%     -0.3%      4.3%     -1.2%      0.4%
 India                9.2%     15.9%      5.4%     15.8%     -2.0%      3.4%
 United Kingdom      -7.8%      2.3%      5.1%     -0.8%      3.6%     -3.7%
 Indonesia           -5.6%     -2.6%     -3.1%     -1.0%      3.6%     -0.8%
 Thailand             2.7%     -6.7%     19.5%     -2.1%     19.5%      8.3%
 Canada              -6.7%    -12.7%    -15.6%     -9.9%     -9.2%    -10.3%
 Germany             -1.2%      0.3%     -0.7%     -4.0%     -3.9%     -2.6%
                  -------------------------- MoM% --------------------------
Total               -19.6%     10.9%     15.0%      1.4%     -3.2%       n/a
 Mainland China     -22.3%     11.8%     19.9%      3.2%     -1.8%       n/a
 Taiwan              -9.1%      0.3%     15.1%     15.9%    -16.4%       n/a
 Japan               -8.3%     19.8%      7.4%     -6.7%      4.4%       n/a
 South Korea        -17.7%     22.8%      9.7%     -3.9%      8.2%       n/a
 USA                  5.9%    -14.7%     -2.5%      1.7%    -13.1%       n/a
 Australia           48.4%    -16.3%     -2.7%      5.7%    -22.0%       n/a
 Singapore            8.2%      4.3%    -27.0%     20.6%      6.7%       n/a
 Malaysia             7.8%     27.0%    -17.4%    -20.0%     16.6%       n/a
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                     Sept.      Aug.      July      June       May   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Philippines        -12.6%     11.2%    -19.6%    -25.9%      4.8%       n/a
 India               22.8%     -2.9%    -37.3%     -3.5%     20.7%       n/a
 United Kingdom      -6.5%     -1.9%     13.0%    -15.8%    -16.1%       n/a
 Indonesia          -57.9%     83.4%    -25.9%     26.0%      5.3%       n/a
 Thailand           -23.7%    -20.6%     37.4%    -28.0%    -11.7%       n/a
 Canada               2.1%     -7.9%     13.5%    -23.2%     -6.7%       n/a
 Germany              7.7%     12.3%      4.5%    -20.9%    -21.5%       n/a
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Note: MoM is calculated by Bloomberg news.

Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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