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YearMonthImportsDomestic ExportsRe-exportsTotal exportsMerchandise trade balance
HK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ Million
2014 4,219,046 +3.9 55,283 +1.7 3,617,468 +3.2 3,672,751 +3.2 -546,295
2015 4,046,420 -4.1 46,861 -15.2 3,558,418 -1.6 3,605,279 -1.8 -441,141
2016 4,008,384 -0.9 42,875 -8.5 3,545,372 -0.4 3,588,247 -0.5 -420,137
2016 Apr 316,301 -4.5 3,404 -19.0 281,870 -2.0 285,274 -2.3 -31,027
May 317,728 -4.3 3,494 -18.0 288,006 +0.2 291,500 -0.1 -26,228
Jun 342,114 -0.9 3,621 -12.9 292,898 -0.8 296,519 -1.0 -45,595
Jul 337,773 -3.3 3,907 -5.8 300,558 -5.1 304,465 -5.1 -33,307
Aug 341,766 +2.8 4,019 -3.4 305,651 +0.8 309,670 +0.8 -32,096
Sep 367,724 +4.1 3,686 +2.9 324,333 +3.6 328,019 +3.6 -39,705
Oct 350,949 +0.5 3,632 +1.1 310,094 -1.9 313,726 -1.8 -37,223
Nov 374,987 +7.6 3,825 +3.7 337,110 +8.2 340,935 +8.1 -34,053
Dec 385,817 +8.7 3,614 -2.9 336,726 +10.2 340,340 +10.1 -45,477
2017 Jan 308,643 -2.7 3,245 -5.3 293,054 -1.1 296,299 -1.2 -12,345
Feb 297,978 +25.4 2,774 +3.8 238,933 +18.4 241,707 +18.2 -56,271
Mar 364,163 +13.0 4,185 +16.8 317,711 +16.9 321,895 +16.9 -42,268
Apr 339,520 +7.3 3,332 -2.1 302,057 +7.2 305,389 +7.1 -34,131
May 338,753 +6.6 3,656 +4.6 299,449 +4.0 303,105 +4.0 -35,648
Jun 377,684 +10.4 3,707 +2.4 325,699 +11.2 329,406 +11.1 -48,278
Notes : Hong Kong's external merchandise trade statistics are compiled based on information contained in import/export declarations. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is a separate customs territory, as stated in "The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China". Import/export declaration is also required of Hong Kong's trade with the mainland of China, and statistics relating to this are included in Hong Kong's external merchandise trade statistics.
 IMPORTS are goods which have been produced or manufactured in places outside the jurisdiction of Hong Kong and brought into Hong Kong for domestic use or for subsequent re-export as well as Hong Kong products re-imported.
 DOMESTIC EXPORTS are the natural produce of Hong Kong or the products of a manufacturing process in Hong Kong which has changed permanently the shape, nature, form or utility of the basic materials used in manufacture.
 RE-EXPORTS are products which have previously been imported into Hong Kong and which are re-exported without having undergone in Hong Kong a manufacturing process which has changed permanently the shape, nature, form or utility of the product.
 Imports are c.i.f. (cost, insurance, freight) values , while domestic exports and re-exports are f.o.b. (free-on-board) values.
 The sums of the monthly figures may differ from the cumulative totals because adjustments relating to earlier months of a particular year are incorporated in the cumulative totals of that year only.
Source : Trade Analysis Section (2),
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 2582 4915
 Enquiry e-mail : trade@censtatd.gov.hk)



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