Hong Kong Market Overview


7.4 million

GDP (2021)

USD 368.14 billion

Per Capita GDP

USD 49,660.6

GDP Growth


Source: World Bank 2021 (https://data.worldbank.org/)

Hong Kong 

The following information is a snapshot in time to give you a general overview of Hong Kong’s top importing products. This information is sourced from FAO Globefish market profile for Hong Kong (2019). Some of this information may change from time to time, therefore we encourage you to go directly to FAO Globefish for the most up-to-date information.

Imports – Top 10 Products (Value)


Fish heads, tails, maws

dried, smoked, salted or in brine
(HS 0305.72 )

USD 283 212 720


Shrimps, prawns

(HS 0306.17 )

USD 242 688 400


Fish, other than species in 0302

fresh or chilled; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0302.89)

USD 169 341 000


Sea Cucumbers

dried, smoked, salted or in brine or smoked
(HS 0308.19)

USD 158 678 990



Frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.89)

USD 141 871 660


Fish, other than species in 0303

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.89 )

USD 141 871 660



(HS 0301.93)

USD 128 262 180



prepared or preserved
(HS 1604.20)

USD 97 061 920



dried, smoked, salted or in brine
(HS 0307.29)

USD 91 947 430


Shrimps, prawns

live, fresh or chilled
(HS 0306.36)

USD 91 938 840

Source: FAO Globefish Market Profile for Hong Kong – 2019 (https://www.fao.org/in-action/globefish/countries/en/)

Globefish provides information and analysis for global trade in fish and fish products. Search for information about the size of the market, the top imported product and formats as well as other important market information.  The information here is a snapshot from 2019 – check the link for more recent information.

FRDC Trade Database
Australian Exports to Hong Kong

This database provides a wealth of seafood exporting and importing information with the ability to look at seafood production and trade data.
The database allows you to filter the data by year, export market destination and species. You also have the option to look at the data by seafood trade value or volume.

The FRDC database sources information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Find seafood production and trade data for your products and markets

Seafood Specific Information

Micor Importing Requirements

Micor (Fish) sets out the know importing country requirements, which differ from or are additional to Australian export conditions and which must be met to gain market access.

Seafood Export Program Report

The latest summary report from the Australian Government on registrations, export shipments and markets, exports by product, and exports.

Hong Kong Export Market Summary (Lobster)

Hong Kong Export Market Summary (Salmon)

Hong Kong Export Market Summary (Prawns)

Hong Kong Imported Lobster Market Research Report

Generic information about exporting to Hong Kong

Austrade Export Market Profile

To view a market profile that outlines information on doing business with Hong Kong, news and insights, events, and information about visiting Hong Kong.

DFAT Hong Kong Brief

Information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations.

Relevant Hong Kong Based Authorities

Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department

Companies Registry

Centre for Food Safety

Centre for Food Safety

Inland Revenue Department

Intellectual Property Department

Invest Hong Kong

Listing of HKSAR Government and Related Organisations

Export Market Reports

Are you looking to diversify your seafood export markets, but not sure if a market is right for you and your business? SIA has developed a series of FREE market summaries and supply chain guides to help producers gain valuable insights into new markets and make informed business decisions.

Lobster Market Summary

Salmon Market Summary

Prawn Market Summary

Hong Kong Supply Chain Guide