China's net gold imports via Hong Kong fell nearly 11% in September from the previous month, Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department data showed on Thursday.

Net imports into the world's top gold consumer stood at 34.757 metric tons in September, compared with 39.023 tons in August, the data showed. Total gold imports via Hong Kong were down 8.1% at 41.581 tons. (Reporting by Harshit Verma and Anjana Anil in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)