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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

8 District Council seats vacant

The Government gazetted today that eight elected seats in the Central & Western, Eastern, Sai Kung and Sha Tin district councils are vacant.   The Central & Western District Council Chung Wan Constituency elected member Hui Chi-fung had been consecutively absent from all the council meetings since January 28 without getting the council's consent before the end of the disqualifying period.   In accordance with the District Councils Ordinance, Mr Hui was disqualified from holding office on May 29, and since then his office has became vacant.   Another seven constituency seats have also became vacant following the resignation of relevant elected members.
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