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Hong Kong’s May Visitor Arrivals: Summary

June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Following is a summary of Hong Kong’s May 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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                       May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
============================================================================
                  ------------------- Thousand Visitors --------------------
Total              4,142.3   4,279.9   4,087.3   4,022.1   4,632.9  21,164.5
 Mainland China    3,053.9   3,110.1   2,842.0   3,132.4   3,526.2  15,664.6
 Taiwan              145.7     174.2     165.5     183.8     165.8     834.9
 USA                  89.9     103.6     111.1      67.9      91.4     463.8
 Japan                82.0      78.6     104.0      72.2      91.1     427.9
 South Korea          80.5      74.4      79.9      90.7     112.1     437.5
 Philippines          77.5      73.9      68.9      45.1      52.5     317.9
 Malaysia             54.3      46.6      58.5      34.1      45.1     238.6
 India                50.3      41.7      39.1      18.2      29.7     179.0
============================================================================
                       May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
============================================================================
 Singapore            49.6      46.5      68.9      34.0      54.0     252.9
 Thailand             49.3      55.8      57.8      26.8      41.1     230.7
 Australia            44.7      57.2      59.7      33.1      60.5     255.2
 Indonesia            41.8      39.7      43.9      21.2      41.3     188.0
 United Kingdom       39.7      47.4      61.1      38.2      42.1     228.7
 Canada               30.1      32.3      36.0      24.9      30.1     153.4
 France               20.2      23.3      21.0      13.4      16.5      94.5
                  -------------------------- YoY% --------------------------
Total                13.8%     11.5%     10.2%     19.3%     11.9%     13.2%
 Mainland China      20.9%     17.5%     13.8%     36.4%     13.7%     19.9%
 Taiwan              -4.1%      4.3%      6.8%     13.0%     -6.9%      2.5%
 USA                -12.6%     -5.9%     -0.3%    -21.7%      6.2%     -6.7%
 Japan              -20.3%    -16.1%    -18.7%    -41.0%     -3.0%    -20.9%
 South Korea          2.4%      1.3%     -3.7%    -18.1%      1.5%     -4.1%
 Philippines         -1.2%      1.0%      8.5%    -24.5%     16.2%     -0.7%
 Malaysia            -0.6%     -9.9%     -4.9%    -24.4%     16.9%     -5.2%
 India               -2.0%      1.9%     16.6%    -39.5%      6.4%     -2.6%
============================================================================
                       May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
============================================================================
 Singapore          -15.9%    -15.7%      2.6%    -27.0%     31.0%     -6.0%
 Thailand            19.5%      6.0%     19.9%    -28.4%     52.1%     11.8%
 Australia           -3.6%     -2.4%      3.4%    -24.6%      0.6%     -4.3%
 Indonesia            3.6%      7.7%      2.3%    -30.0%     17.0%      1.2%
 United Kingdom       3.6%     -5.5%     -5.2%    -22.2%      5.0%     -5.6%
 Canada              -9.2%    -11.8%     -9.6%    -13.7%     -3.7%     -9.6%
 France              -1.4%      0.6%      8.1%    -21.2%     10.9%     -0.6%
                  -------------------------- MoM% --------------------------
Total                -3.2%      4.7%      1.6%    -13.2%     -3.0%       n/a
 Mainland China      -1.8%      9.4%     -9.3%    -11.2%      1.3%       n/a
 Taiwan             -16.4%      5.3%    -10.0%     10.8%    -12.9%       n/a
 USA                -13.1%     -6.8%     63.7%    -25.8%     -0.3%       n/a
 Japan                4.4%    -24.5%     44.0%    -20.7%     -4.2%       n/a
 South Korea          8.2%     -6.9%    -11.9%    -19.1%      9.5%       n/a
 Philippines          4.8%      7.3%     52.7%    -14.0%    -28.0%       n/a
 Malaysia            16.6%    -20.3%     71.5%    -24.3%    -43.5%       n/a
 India               20.7%      6.6%    115.3%    -38.9%    -14.7%       n/a
============================================================================
                       May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.   Year to
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      Date
============================================================================
 Singapore            6.7%    -32.6%    102.7%    -37.0%    -46.7%       n/a
 Thailand           -11.7%     -3.4%    115.8%    -34.8%    -30.8%       n/a
 Australia          -22.0%     -4.1%     80.1%    -45.2%      6.0%       n/a
 Indonesia            5.3%     -9.4%    106.8%    -48.7%    -24.7%       n/a
 United Kingdom     -16.1%    -22.5%     59.9%     -9.2%      3.8%       n/a
 Canada              -6.7%    -10.1%     44.6%    -17.3%    -14.4%       n/a
 France             -13.1%     10.7%     56.9%    -18.8%     -8.3%       n/a
============================================================================

Note: MoM is calculated by Bloomberg news.

Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael J. Munoz in Hong Kong at mjmunoz@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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