This publication provides the most up-to-date trade in goods figures on a monthly basis. It is useful for short-term analysis on Hong Kong's trade performance. It contains summary tables of monthly and year-to-date figures for external merchandise trade with breakdowns by Standard International Trade Classification (Revision 4) commodity groups and/or country/territory and/or mode of transport. For the March, June, September and December issues, there are additional tables on the share of Hong Kong's exports in the imports of its major trading partners and quarterly statistics on trade involving outward processing in the mainland of China.
This publication is one of the external merchandise trade reports compiled by the Census and Statistics Department. Other trade reports include Hong Kong Merchandise Trade Statistics (monthly) and its Annual Supplement (annual) and Hong Kong Merchandise Trade Index Numbers (monthly). These trade reports are each featured in its own way.
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