EXTERNAL MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS FOR APRIL 2018

The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released today (May 28) the external merchandise trade statistics for April 2018. In April 2018, the values of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods both recorded year-on-year increases, at 8.1% and 11.1% respectively.

In April 2018, the value of total exports of goods increased by 8.1% over a year earlier to $330.2 billion, after a year-on-year increase of 8.0% in March 2018. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods increased by 11.1% over a year earlier to $377.2 billion in April 2018, after a year-on-year increase of 10.7% in March 2018.

Comparing the three-month period ending April 2018 with the preceding three months on a seasonally adjusted basis, the value of total exports of goods increased by 2.9%. Meanwhile, the value of imports of goods increased by 5.2%.