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July goods exports up 20.1%

The volume of Hong Kong's total goods exports increased 20.1% year-on-year in July, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The volume of goods imports for the month rose 19.5% over July 2020.   Prices of goods exports and imports increased 5.6% and 5.5% year-on-year for the month.   On a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of goods exports fell 5.3% in the three-month period ending July compared with the preceding three months, while the volume of goods imports decreased 0.8%.   Comparing the first seven months of the year with the same period in 2020, the volume of goods exports rose 25.3%, while that of goods imports increased 22.7%.   Prices of goods exports for the period increased 3.4%, while that of goods imports rose 3.3%. http://dlvr.it/S7hMTp

Senior appointments announced

The Government today announced four senior appointments.   Director of Marine Agnes Wong will succeed Donald Tong as Permanent Secretary for Transport & Housing (Housing)/Director of Housing on February 1.   Deputy Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (Communications & Creative Industries) Carol Yuen will take up the post of Director of Marine on the same day.   Deputy Secretary for Development (Planning & Lands) Doris Ho will take up the post of Head, Policy Innovation & Co-ordination Office on January 18.   Deputy Commissioner of Rating & Valuation Kevin Siu will succeed Choi Lap-yiu, who will commence his pre-retirement leave, as Commissioner of Rating & Valuation on February 8.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said Miss Wong, Ms Yuen and Ms Ho are seasoned Administrative Officers with proven leadership and management skills.   “I have every confidence that they will serve the community with professionalism in their new capacities.”   Commenting on the appointment of Mr Siu, Mr Nip said he has proven management and leadership skills, as well as rich professional knowledge and experience in rating and valuation work.   “I am confident that he will be able to lead the Rating & Valuation Department to meet the challenges ahead."   Click here for their biographies.
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