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March goods exports dip 3%

The volume of Hong Kong?s total goods exports dropped 3% year-on-year in March, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.


The volume of goods imports fell 2% compared to the same period last year.


Both prices of goods exports and goods imports rose 2.3%.


On a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of goods exports fell 2.8% in the first quarter this year compared with the last quarter of 2018, while the volume of goods imports dropped 2.9%.


Comparing the first quarter of 2019 with the same period last year, the volume of goods exports fell 4.2%, while that of goods imports dropped 5%.


Goods exports prices went up 2.2% year-on-year, which is the same for the prices of goods imports.

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