External merchandise trade statistics for May 2019

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The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released  the external merchandise trade statistics for May 2019. In May 2019, the values of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods both recorded year-on-year decreases, at 2.4% and 4.3% respectively.

In May 2019, the value of total exports of goods decreased by 2.4% over a year earlier to $343.1 billion. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods decreased by 4.3% over a year earlier to $377.8 billion in May 2019.

Comparing the three-month period ending May 2019 with the preceding three months on a seasonally adjusted basis, the value of total exports of goodsdecreased by 6.3%. Meanwhile, the value of imports of goods decreased by 6.6%.

Enquiries on merchandise trade statistics may be directed to the Trade Analysis Section (2) of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 5042).

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