National data

Population: < 7.3 million
Labor force: 3.9 million
Unemployment rate: 3.4%
GDP per capita (PPS): 311,595 Hong Kong Dollar

Domestic market value of the fashion industry: 252 billion Hong Kong dollars
Total labor force in fashion: 64 000

 

  • The total labor force in fashion can be divided in employment in retail sale and manufacturing.

    Employment in retail sale: 53 000
    Employment in manufacturing: 11 000

    Number of people employed in manufacture of textiles: 4 000
    Number of people employed in manufacture of wearing apparel: 6 500
    Number of people employed in manufacture of leather: 500

  • The following table shows the Top 5 largest fashion companies in Hong Kong

      Company Name Market Value Annual Revenue Company Type
    1 Prada SpA 66 billion HKD 31.5 billion HKD Stock listed company
    2 Belle International Holdings Limited 40.9 billion HKD 23.2 billion HKD Stock listed company
    3 Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd. 16.7 billion HKD 64.3 billion HKD Stock listed company
    4 Esprit Holdings Ltd. 13.6 billion HKD 19.4 billion HKD Stock listed company
    5 Li Ning Company Limited 5 billion HKD 8.5 billion HKD Stock listed company
  • Annual expenditure on clothing and footwear: 251.75 billion Hong Kong dollars

  • Total export of textiles, apparel and footwear: 63 billion Hong Kong dollars

    Export of textiles and apparel: 53.7 billion Hong Kong dollars
    The following products are Hong Kong’s most exported textiles and apparel goods and their accompanying export value.
    Knit or crochet fabric: 11 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, etc: 3 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Women’s suits, non knit: 2.5 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Woven fabrics of less than 85 percent cotton: 2 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Labels, badges and similar textile articles: 2 billion Hong Kong dollars

    Export of footwear and headwear: 9.4 billion Hong Kong dollars

    Hong Kong’s most exported goods among footwear and headwear are listed below with their accompanying export value.
    Footwear, with leather body: 3 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Other footwear of rubber or plastics: 2.25 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Parts of footwear: 1.4 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Footwear, with textile body: 1.2 billion Hong Kong dollars

     

    Total import of textiles, apparel and footwear: 214 billion Hong Kong dollars

    Import of textiles and apparel: 176.8 billion Hong Kong dollars
    The following products are Hong Kong’s most imported textiles and apparel goods and their accompanying import value.
    Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, etc: 26 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Women’s suits, not knit: 17 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Knit of crochet fabric: 15 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Men’s suits, non kit: 9.6 billion Hong Kong dollars
    T-shirts: 8 billion Hong Kong dollars

    Import of footwear and headwear: 37.3 billion Hong Kong dollars

    The following products are Hong Kong’s most imported footwear and headwear goods and their import value.
    Footwear, with leather body: 22.5 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Other footwear of rubber of plastics: 4.5 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Footwear, with textile body: 4 billion Hong Kong dollars
    Parts of footwear: 2 billion Hong Kong dollars