The volume of Hong Kong's goods re-exports in March decreased 19.5% over March last year, while that of domestic exports dropped 39.8%, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.
Taking both figures together, the volume of total goods exports fell 20.1%, while the volume of goods imports fell 21.4%.
The volume of goods re-exports fell significantly in the first quarter - 21.4% over the same period last year, while that of domestic exports dropped 43.3%. Taken together, the volume of total goods exports fell 22.2% - the same as the fall in the volume of goods imports.
Prices of goods re-exports rose 1.9% in March when compared with same period last year, while those of domestic exports rose 1.4%. Taken together, the prices of total goods exports rose 1.9%, while the prices of goods imports were virtually unchanged.
Prices of both goods re-exports and domestic exports rose 2.5% in the first quarter when compared with same period last year. Prices of total goods exports also rose 2.5%, while goods imports prices rose 1%.
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