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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

Testing for selected groups continues

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today announced that free COVID-19 testing services for targeted groups will continue, with the online registration deadline for testing extended to February 21.   Voluntary testing will be arranged for high-exposure groups such as frontline staff of catering businesses, staff and personnel working in markets as well as licensed hawkers and practitioners of cold stores.   The department also appealed to the groups concerned to maintain personal and environmental hygiene to ensure cleanliness and food safety.   Call 3008 8319 for enquiries.
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