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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

Bun carnival cancelled

In view of the latest COVID-19 developments, the 2021 Bun Carnival has been cancelled, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today.   The carnival, jointly organised by the Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the department, was originally scheduled to be held at Pak Tai Temple Playground’s football pitch on Cheung Chau.   The department explained that in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus through social contact, the organising committee decided to cancel related activities to avoid public gatherings.   Cancelled activities include bun tower climbing training, the bun scrambling competition selection contest, the climbing carnival and bun scrambling competition.   Nevertheless, the ongoing student colouring and drawing competitions will continue. Winners will be notified individually and awards will be sent to the respective schools after the assessment.
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