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YearMonthImportsTotal exportsMerchandise trade balance
HK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ Million
2016 4,008,384 -0.9 3,588,247 -0.5 -420,137
2017 4,357,004 +8.7 3,875,898 +8.0 -481,106
2018 4,721,399 +8.4 4,158,106 +7.3 -563,292
2018 Jun 394,471 +4.4 340,334 +3.3 -54,137
Jul 406,234 +14.0 359,125 +10.0 -47,109
Aug 428,452 +16.4 376,303 +13.1 -52,149
Sep 422,676 +4.8 374,961 +4.5 -47,715
Oct 428,142 +13.1 383,651 +14.6 -44,490
Nov 409,284 +0.5 364,320 -0.8 -44,964
Dec 391,187 -7.0 339,938 -5.8 -51,249
2019 Jan 359,000 -6.0 348,701 -0.4 -10,299
Feb 277,508 -3.8 228,674 -6.9 -48,834
Mar 402,883 -0.1 343,641 -1.2 -59,241
Apr 356,609 -5.5 321,517 -2.6 -35,091
May 377,774 -4.3 343,065 -2.4 -34,709
Jun 364,794 -7.5 309,607 -9.0 -55,187
Jul 370,790 -8.7 338,618 -5.7 -32,172
Aug 380,777 -11.1 352,727 -6.3 -28,049
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.
 Imports are c.i.f. (cost, insurance, freight) values , while total 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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