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Hong Kong's volume of total exports of goods down 14.3 pct in Jan.

(Xinhua)

08:50, March 16, 2012

HONG KONG, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The volume of total exports of goods in Hong Kong dropped 14.3 percent in January from a year ago, with the volume of re-exports of goods falling 13.6 percent and that of domestic exports slashing 47.9 percent, the city's statistics department said here Thursday.

Concurrently, the volume of imports of goods fell 14.9 percent from a year earlier.

The prices of total exports of goods increased 7.2 percent in January, with the prices of re-exports of goods rising 7.3 percent and those of domestic exports up 3.3 percent.

Concurrently, the prices of imports of goods increased 6.6 percent.

The total export volume to Germany and Chinese mainland fell 16.4 percent respectively, followed by the United States with 13.9 percent, Japan 11.7 percent and South Korea 10.0 percent.

Over the same period, the total export prices to the United States rose 9.8 percent, followed by Japan with 8.4 percent, Germany 7.3 percent, Chinese mainland 7.1 percent and the Republic of Korea 2.0 percent.

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