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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

I&T scheme applications open

The Innovation & Technology Commission today said it is inviting applications for the 2021 Innovation & Technology Support Programme until May 21.   The programme provides funding support for platform and seed research and development projects by local public research institutes and R&D centres.   Platform projects are industry-oriented and have potential for commercialisation, while seed projects need to be exploratory and forward-looking.   For enquiries, contact the commission by email or call 3655 5678.
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