The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released the external merchandise trade statistics for March 2019. In March 2019, the values of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods both recorded year-on-year decreases, at 1.2% and 0.1% respectively.
In March 2019, the value of total exports of goods decreased by 1.2% over a year earlier to $343.6 billion. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods decreased by 0.1% over a year earlier to $402.9 billion in March 2019.
Comparing the first quarter of 2019 with the preceding quarter on a seasonally adjusted basis, the value of total exports of goods decreased by 2.1%. Meanwhile, the value of imports of goods decreased by 2.4%.
Enquiries on merchandise trade statistics may be directed to the Trade Analysis Section (2) of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 5042).