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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

COVID-19 death reported

The Hospital Authority today said an 85-year-old female patient has passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 177.   The patient was admitted to United Christian Hospital on December 14 due to terminal illness. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.    After treatment, the patient tested positive for an antibody and was released from isolation by the Department of Health on January 28.   However, her condition continued to worsen and she passed away yesterday morning.
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