Hong Kong’s January Visitor Arrivals: Summary

Following is a summary of Hong Kong’s January 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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                      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.     Sept.   Year to
                      2014      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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                  ------------------- Thousand Visitors --------------------
Total              5,455.4   5,222.3   4,579.7   4,632.0   4,309.3   5,455.4
 Mainland China    4,347.4   3,890.0   3,348.1   3,406.0   3,283.9   4,347.4
 Taiwan              174.1     181.0     168.4     180.5     177.2     174.1
 South Korea         126.8     107.3      95.2      91.7      85.7     126.8
 Japan                85.0     103.7      95.0      82.7      90.3      85.0
 USA                  84.4      91.4     106.7     110.6      80.5      84.4
 Australia            54.9      58.2      48.6      59.0      57.0      54.9
 Singapore            54.2     107.2      85.9      56.1      49.2      54.2
 Philippines          46.9      70.3      60.1      57.3      44.8      46.9
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                      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.     Sept.   Year to
                      2014      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Indonesia            46.7      59.9      36.9      39.2      30.1      46.7
 United Kingdom       41.4      40.4      50.6      50.7      34.7      41.4
 Malaysia             41.0      91.3      87.4      57.8      49.1      41.0
 Thailand             35.6      61.9      41.3      48.3      29.5      35.6
 India                30.4      36.9      35.8      38.2      36.3      30.4
 Canada               29.4      32.2      35.6      34.4      24.7      29.4
 Germany              16.8      17.2      22.7      25.6      17.3      16.8
                  -------------------------- YoY% --------------------------
Total                17.8%      9.3%      8.6%      9.1%     13.9%     17.8%
 Mainland China      23.3%     11.8%     10.1%     11.1%     19.4%     23.3%
 Taiwan               5.0%     -5.0%      3.2%      5.1%      3.4%      5.0%
 South Korea         13.2%      4.8%      9.7%     10.1%     11.4%     13.2%
 Japan               -6.7%      9.1%     12.9%      3.6%    -12.4%     -6.7%
 USA                 -7.7%     -0.4%     -2.5%     -2.6%     -8.2%     -7.7%
 Australia           -9.1%      2.0%      0.2%     -0.3%     -5.5%     -9.1%
 Singapore            0.4%      5.9%     10.2%      0.2%     -1.0%      0.4%
 Philippines        -10.7%     -3.6%     -2.8%     -3.8%     -2.8%    -10.7%
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                      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.     Sept.   Year to
                      2014      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Indonesia           13.1%      9.0%      1.3%      9.4%     -5.6%     13.1%
 United Kingdom      -1.6%     -0.5%     -4.4%     -5.8%     -7.8%     -1.6%
 Malaysia            -9.1%     14.4%     18.4%     20.1%      7.8%     -9.1%
 Thailand           -13.3%      4.4%     -1.0%      2.6%      2.7%    -13.3%
 India                2.5%      6.0%     11.5%     12.3%      9.2%      2.5%
 Canada              -2.2%     -8.3%     -8.9%     -8.5%     -6.7%     -2.2%
 Germany              1.8%      0.1%      3.4%      4.5%     -1.2%      1.8%
                  -------------------------- MoM% --------------------------
Total                 4.5%     14.0%     -1.1%      7.5%    -19.6%       n/a
 Mainland China      11.8%     16.2%     -1.7%      3.7%    -22.3%       n/a
 Taiwan              -3.8%      7.5%     -6.7%      1.9%     -9.1%       n/a
 South Korea         18.2%     12.7%      3.9%      7.0%    -17.7%       n/a
 Japan              -18.1%      9.2%     14.9%     -8.4%     -8.3%       n/a
 USA                 -7.6%    -14.4%     -3.5%     37.3%      5.9%       n/a
 Australia           -5.6%     19.6%    -17.6%      3.5%     48.4%       n/a
 Singapore          -49.4%     24.7%     53.2%     13.9%      8.2%       n/a
 Philippines        -33.4%     17.0%      4.8%     27.9%    -12.6%       n/a
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                      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.     Sept.   Year to
                      2014      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
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 Indonesia          -22.0%     62.2%     -5.9%     30.1%    -57.9%       n/a
 United Kingdom       2.6%    -20.1%     -0.3%     46.2%     -6.5%       n/a
 Malaysia           -55.1%      4.4%     51.3%     17.7%      7.8%       n/a
 Thailand           -42.5%     50.0%    -14.6%     63.6%    -23.7%       n/a
 India              -17.5%      3.1%     -6.3%      5.3%     22.8%       n/a
 Canada              -8.7%     -9.4%      3.4%     38.9%      2.1%       n/a
 Germany             -2.5%    -24.4%    -11.2%     48.0%      7.7%       n/a
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Note: MoM is calculated by Bloomberg news.

Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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