The Census and Statistics Department released the external merchandise trade statistics for August 2018. In August 2018, the values of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods both recorded year-on-year increases, at 13.1% and 16.4% respectively.
In August 2018, the value of total exports of goods increased by 13.1% over a year earlier to $376.3 billion. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods increased by 16.4% over a year earlier to $428.5 billion in August 2018.
Comparing the three-month period ending August 2018 with the preceding three months on a seasonally adjusted basis, the value of total exports of goods increased by 0.2%. Meanwhile, the value of imports of goods increased by 1.6%.