EXTERNAL MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

The Census and Statistics Department released the external merchandise trade statistics for September 2018. In September 2018, the values of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods both recorded year-on-year increases, at 4.5% and 4.8% respectively.
In September 2018, the value of total exports of goods increased by 4.5% over a year earlier to $375 billion. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods increased by 4.8% over a year earlier to $422.7 billion in September 2018.
Comparing the third quarter of 2018 with the preceding quarter on a seasonally adjusted basis, the value of total exports of goods increased by 1.5%. Meanwhile, the value of imports of goods increased by 2.5%.

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