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YearMonthImportsTotal exportsMerchandise trade balance
HK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ MillionYear-on-year % changeHK$ Million
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
2019 4,415,440 -6.5 3,988,685 -4.1 -426,755
2019 Aug 380,777 -11.1 352,727 -6.3 -28,049
Sep 379,325 -10.3 347,685 -7.3 -31,639
Oct 379,118 -11.5 348,528 -9.2 -30,590
Nov 385,438 -5.8 359,270 -1.4 -26,168
Dec 383,773 -1.9 351,276 +3.3 -32,497
2020 Jan 299,991 -16.4 269,396 -22.7 -30,595
Feb 277,108 -0.1 238,558 +4.3 -38,551
Mar 358,354 -11.1 323,647 -5.8 -34,707
Apr 332,799 -6.7 309,462 -3.7 -23,337
May 331,341 -12.3 317,610 -7.4 -13,730
Jun 338,949 -7.1 305,608 -1.3 -33,341
Jul 358,282 -3.4 328,466 -3.0 -29,816
Aug 359,110 -5.7 344,484 -2.3 -14,626
Sep 392,042 +3.4 379,348 +9.1 -12,694
Oct 381,413 +0.6 344,657 -1.1 -36,756
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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