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ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong
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Hong Kong's goods exports up 9.8% year-on-year

Imports also rose 8.4%.

The volume of Hong Kong’s total exports of goods increased 9.8% year-on-year in December, while the volume of goods imports increased 8.4%, the Census & Statistics Department announced.

The volume of goods re-exports rose 10%, while that of domestic exports dropped 6.2%.

Comparing 2016 with 2015, the volume of Hong Kong’s goods re-exports increased 1.5%, while that of domestic exports dropped 7%. Taken together, the volume of total goods exports increased 1.4%.

Concurrently, the volume of goods imports increased 1%.

Comparing the fourth quarter of 2016 with the preceding quarter on a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of total goods exports increased 3.8%. Within this total, the volume of re-exports increased 3.9%, while that of domestic exports dropped 3.8%.

Concurrently, the volume of goods imports increased 2.4%.

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