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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

Points of sale cleaned up

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today collected about 83 tonnes of refuse at 15 points of sale (POS) for new year flowers in Hong Kong.   About 11 tonnes were collected at the POS at Victoria Park.   Around 33 tonnes of bamboo sticks, 1.9 tonnes of wooden pallets, 24 tonnes of wilted or unsold flowers, as well as 0.7 tonnes of polyfoam, were collected at the 15 POS.   The Environmental Protection Department or green groups will make arrangements to put all recyclables to their best use through recycling or donation to other organisations and members of the public.   The department deployed 129 staff, 27 refuse collection and street cleaning vehicles to clean up the Victoria Park venue. The other POS were cleaned up by the department’s contractors.   All site clearance work was completed by 5pm.
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