Hong Kong’s October Visitor Arrivals: Summary

Following is a summary of Hong Kong’s October 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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                      Oct.     Sept.      Aug.      July      June   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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                  ------------------- Thousand Visitors --------------------
Total              4,632.0   4,309.3   5,358.1   4,831.5   4,201.3  44,496.8
 Mainland China    3,406.0   3,283.9   4,224.6   3,777.5   3,150.6  33,507.2
 Taiwan              180.5     177.2     195.0     194.4     168.8   1,750.8
 USA                 110.6      80.5      76.1      89.1      91.5     911.7
 South Korea          91.7      85.7     104.1      84.8      77.3     881.0
 Japan                82.7      90.3      98.5      82.3      76.6     858.3
 Australia            59.0      57.0      38.5      45.9      47.2     502.9
 Malaysia             57.8      49.1      45.5      35.9      43.4     470.3
 Philippines          57.3      44.8      51.3      46.1      57.4     574.9
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                      Oct.     Sept.      Aug.      July      June   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Singapore            56.1      49.2      45.5      43.6      59.8     507.0
 United Kingdom       50.7      34.7      37.1      37.8      33.5     422.4
 Thailand             48.3      29.5      38.7      48.8      35.5     431.5
 Indonesia            39.2      30.1      71.6      39.1      52.7     420.7
 India                38.2      36.3      29.5      30.4      48.5     362.0
 Canada               34.4      24.7      24.2      26.3      23.2     286.2
 Germany              25.6      17.3      16.1      14.3      13.7     180.7
                  -------------------------- YoY% --------------------------
Total                 9.1%     13.9%      9.4%     10.6%     16.0%     12.3%
 Mainland China      11.1%     19.4%     13.3%     15.7%     25.3%     18.0%
 Taiwan               5.1%      3.4%     -0.3%     -4.3%     -5.6%      0.9%
 USA                 -2.6%     -8.2%    -11.4%     -7.9%    -10.7%     -7.3%
 South Korea         10.1%     11.4%     -4.6%     -3.9%      2.2%     -0.9%
 Japan                3.6%    -12.4%    -25.3%    -26.3%    -29.3%    -20.2%
 Australia           -0.3%     -5.5%     -7.9%     -5.2%     -6.1%     -4.6%
 Malaysia            20.1%      7.8%      6.9%     -1.8%     -7.3%     -0.2%
 Philippines         -3.8%     -2.8%      7.1%     -0.3%      4.3%      0.0%
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                      Oct.     Sept.      Aug.      July      June   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Singapore            0.2%     -1.0%    -10.2%    -15.2%    -17.5%     -7.7%
 United Kingdom      -5.8%     -7.8%      2.3%      5.1%     -0.8%     -3.9%
 Thailand             2.6%      2.7%     -6.7%     19.5%     -2.1%      7.7%
 Indonesia            9.4%     -5.6%     -2.6%     -3.1%     -1.0%      0.0%
 India               12.3%      9.2%     15.9%      5.4%     15.8%      4.2%
 Canada              -8.5%     -6.7%    -12.7%    -15.6%     -9.9%    -10.1%
 Germany              4.5%     -1.2%      0.3%     -0.7%     -4.0%     -1.6%
                  -------------------------- MoM% --------------------------
Total                 7.5%    -19.6%     10.9%     15.0%      1.4%       n/a
 Mainland China       3.7%    -22.3%     11.8%     19.9%      3.2%       n/a
 Taiwan               1.9%     -9.1%      0.3%     15.1%     15.9%       n/a
 USA                 37.3%      5.9%    -14.7%     -2.5%      1.7%       n/a
 South Korea          7.0%    -17.7%     22.8%      9.7%     -3.9%       n/a
 Japan               -8.4%     -8.3%     19.8%      7.4%     -6.7%       n/a
 Australia            3.5%     48.4%    -16.3%     -2.7%      5.7%       n/a
 Malaysia            17.7%      7.8%     27.0%    -17.4%    -20.0%       n/a
 Philippines         27.9%    -12.6%     11.2%    -19.6%    -25.9%       n/a
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                      Oct.     Sept.      Aug.      July      June   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Singapore           13.9%      8.2%      4.3%    -27.0%     20.6%       n/a
 United Kingdom      46.2%     -6.5%     -1.9%     13.0%    -15.8%       n/a
 Thailand            63.6%    -23.7%    -20.6%     37.4%    -28.0%       n/a
 Indonesia           30.1%    -57.9%     83.4%    -25.9%     26.0%       n/a
 India                5.3%     22.8%     -2.9%    -37.3%     -3.5%       n/a
 Canada              38.9%      2.1%     -7.9%     13.5%    -23.2%       n/a
 Germany             48.0%      7.7%     12.3%      4.5%    -20.9%       n/a
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Note: MoM is calculated by Bloomberg news.

Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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