The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released the external merchandise trade statistics for October 2018. In October 2018, the values of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods both recorded year-on-year increases, at 14.6% and 13.1% respectively.
In October 2018, the value of total exports of goods increased by 14.6% over a year earlier to $383.7 billion. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods increased by 13.1% over a year earlier to $428.1 billion in October 2018.
Comparing the three-month period ending October 2018 with the preceding three months on a seasonally adjusted basis, the value of total exports of goods increased by 2.0%. Meanwhile, the value of imports of goods increased by 1.4%.
Enquiries on merchandise trade statistics may be directed to the Trade Analysis Section (2) of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 5042).