EXTERNAL MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS FOR NOVEMBER 2018

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The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released the external merchandise trade statistics for October 2018. In November 2018, the value of Hong Kong’s total exports of goods decreased by 0.8%, whereas the value of imports of goods increased by 0.5% over a year earlier.

In November 2018,  the value of total exports of goods decreased by 0.8% over a year earlier to $364.3 billion.  Concurrently, the value of imports of goods increased by 0.5% over a year earlier to $409.3 billion in November 2018.

Comparing the three-month period ending November 2018 with the preceding three months on a seasonally adjusted basis, the value of total exports of goods decreased by 1.4%. Meanwhile, the value of imports of goods decreased by 3.6%.

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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