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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

No virus case in restricted area

The Government today completed the compulsory testing and enforcement operation in the Tin Shui Wai restricted area with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration at 8pm yesterday, requiring people in Shing Yu House, Block P, Tin Shing Court to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. About 850 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation, more than 330 people were checked and no one was found to have breached the compulsory testing requirement.   Government staff also visited about 320 households, of which 20 did not answer the door. They should contact the Government as soon as possible to arrange testing.   People who stayed in the building for more than two hours from May 15 to June 4 must get testing by June 6 even if they were not at the building when the declaration took effect.
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