This photo shows a general view of a Hong Kong container port at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound in Hong Kong, Sept 5, 2018. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)
HONG KONG – The volume of Hong Kong’s total goods exports increased by 17.7 percent year-on-year in May, according to data released by the city’s Census and Statistics Department on Monday.
The volume of imports of goods also increased 20.1 percent compared to the same period last year. Goods exports prices increased 5.3 percent while those of goods imports also increased 4.7 percent.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of goods exports decreased 3.9 percent in the three-month period ending May compared with the preceding three months, while the volume of goods imports fell 1.0 percent.
Comparing the first five months of the year with the same period in 2020, the volume of goods exports increased 26.2 percent, while the volume of imports of goods rose 22.8 percent.
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