Hong Kong News

Air freight rates from China, HK to US, Europe

Air freight rates out of China and Hong Kong to the United States and Europe have returned to levels last seen in September. This is mainly due to surgi...
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Posted on January 16, 2024

Hong Kong’s exports fall 13pc in April

The value of Hong Kong's total exports fell to HK$338.3 billion in April, a reduction of 13 percent on the same month last year, the Census & Statistics De...
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Posted on June 1, 2023

Swiss Watch Exports Keep increasing

Swiss watch exports increased in March; orders from Hong Kong surged after the country reopened from harsh Covid restrictions. Exports climbed 13.8% by ...
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Posted on April 27, 2023

Fall in Hong Kong exports eases

The recent reduction in Hong Kong’s exports fell to a 1.5 per cent year on year decrease in March, aided by a rebound in demand from the USA and the Euro...
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Posted on April 25, 2023

HK representatives want more support for exports

As Hong Kong exports have been affected by weak global demand and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, industry representatives and national political advisors fro...
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Posted on March 15, 2023

Hong Kong to resume hamster imports

Hong Kong will resume hamster imports later this month, nearly a year after some 2,000 pet rodents were culled at when the city's coronavirus outbreak was ...
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Posted on January 6, 2023

Hong Kong exports plunge

Hong Kong’s exports have fallen by the highest amount since the pandemic first began in early 2020, as international demand eased and shipments with main...
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Posted on October 14, 2022

Aussie Wine Exports to Hong Kong increase

Wine companies in Australia may have hit a barrier in getting bottles to China because of excessively tariffs, exports to Hong Kong are booming. Shipmen...
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Posted on July 29, 2021

S. Korea’s exports of cosmetics third in the world

South Korea’s exports of cosmetics products increased by 16.1 percent in 2020, making it third in the world for exports after France and the US. Accor...
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Posted on June 21, 2021

Food exporters promote Queensland food on-line

More than 60 food and drink companies in Australia have begun promoting their products to importers and distributors in the booming Asian market, as part o...
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Posted on May 22, 2021

Essex farm bacon and sausage exports

A family farm in Essex, with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT),has targeted their exports to supermarkets in Singapore, Hong Kong a...
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Posted on July 9, 2020

Fresh produce exports from Australia to restart

The government of Australia has announced a new support package to ease easing pressure fresh produce exporters have experienced because of widespread bor...
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Posted on April 4, 2020

Gold imports to China via Hong Kong surge in December

Net gold imports to China via Hong Kong in December increased to 41.361 tonnes from the previous month, Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department data sho...
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Posted on January 30, 2020

Exports down 2.5-3% from Thailand

Thai National Shippers' Council predicts that exports this year will be down 2.5-3% on earlier expectations. They consider their currency value is too hig...
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Posted on December 7, 2019

Swiss watch exports fall to Hong Kong

Watch exports from Switzerland to mainland China were greater than those to Hong Kong for the first time in October, as anti-Beijing protests in the city r...
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Posted on November 27, 2019

Hong Kong exports fall 7.3 per cent in September

Hong Kong exports fell by 7.3 per cent in September compared with last year not helped by the US-China trade war. Exports dropped to HK$347.7 billion Sept...
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Posted on October 24, 2019

Hong Kong exports drop 6.3

Hong Kong’s exports worsened in August, recording a 6.3 per cent year-on-year fall. Exports declined to US$44.9 billion while imports shrank 11.1 per ce...
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Posted on October 5, 2019

Hong Kong June Exports fall

Hong Kong’s exports fell more drastically than expected in June. Exports declined in June to HK$309.6 billion ($39.6 billion), a reduction of9% from ye...
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Posted on July 30, 2019

Kiwifruit exports from Chile to Europe fall

The Far Eastern market seem to have become the leading importers for Chilean kiwifruit exports this season. There has been huge year-on-year drop in expor...
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Posted on July 29, 2019

Hong Kong’s exports and imports fall

Exports and imports of goods from and to Hong Kong both dropped in February compared with last year, official data showed. The value of total exports of...
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Posted on March 24, 2019

Pig meat exports from perform strongly

During November 2018, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork recorded year-on-year growth (+5%) once again. Exports to China have continued the trend of the pa...
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Posted on January 30, 2019

Swiss watch exports on the rise

Swiss watch exports rose globally by 3.9% in November to CHF 2.06 billion. This is the first time in three years that export value exceeded the CHF2-bi...
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Posted on January 13, 2019

Japanese cosmetic exports record

Exports of Japanese cosmetics delivered another record performance in 2018, according to a report published by the Nikkei Asian Review. Exports increase...
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Posted on January 12, 2019

UK food exports rise to record levels

UK food and drink exports have achieved record levels for the first half of 2018 at £10.6 billion, aided by a slight rise in exports of fresh produce. ...
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Posted on August 23, 2018

Swiss watch exports rise in April

Watch exports from Switzerland rose 13.8 percent in April to 1.76 billion Swiss francs ($1.77 billion), induced by a boom in the important Hong Kong expor...
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Posted on June 9, 2018

Food from Finland exports purity

Finland’s food exports are growing quickly. In 2016 Finland exported 1.5 billion euros’ worth of foodstuffs, compared with 1.6 billion last year. The p...
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Posted on May 9, 2018

Japan’s cosmetics exports annual record

Japan's cosmetics exports jumped 39% in value in 2017, marking a fifth record year. Tourists visiting Japan create new devotees who continue to use the pro...
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Posted on March 2, 2018

Illegal Clothing imports to South Africa

Counterfeit clothing imports into South Africa has seen the domestic clothing and textile industry suffer tremendously. More recently the industry has als...
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Posted on December 28, 2017

China makes mainland ports available for Hong Kong wine imports

The General Administration of Customs in China has announced that all of its ports are open to wine imports from Hong Kong. From 9 November, China has ma...
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Posted on November 19, 2017

Hong Kong bans meat imports from firms in Brazil

Hong Kong has suspended imports from an exporter and two manufacturing plants in Brazil, after 200 tonnes of meat which they had produced as pet food were ...
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Posted on September 29, 2017

Guangdong in China imports most wines

China’s coastal province Guangdong, near to Hong Kong, remains the country’s biggest consumer of bottled wine imports. From January to June, the provi...
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Posted on August 6, 2017

Strong transpacific air freight demand

Shippers need to be prepared for expensive air charters on the transpacific route in the fourth quarter of the year. E-commerce sales and volcanic ash will...
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Posted on July 11, 2017

Furnace closures in China increase scrap exports

The closure of dangerous induction furnaces in China has caused flows of displaced steel scrap exports to India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, despite th...
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Posted on June 16, 2017

Swiss Watch Exports Break Record

Swiss watch exports rose for the first time in 21 months in March. This ended their longest slump on record. Shipments to Hong Kong pulled out of a two-yea...
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Posted on May 1, 2017

Hong Kong lifts ban on meat imports from Brazil

Hong Kong said last week that it has lifted a ban on the import of Brazilian meat. An investigation into corruption has hit exports from the world's top b...
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Posted on April 3, 2017

Scotch meat exports excel

SCOTTISH MEAT has made a great contribution to the country's record year of food and drink export growth. New figures released by the Scottish Government ...
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Posted on March 29, 2017

Brazil’s meat exports drop sharply

According to Brazil's Trade Ministry, the country's meat exports have dropped to $74,000 (68,500 euros), compared with the daily average of $63 million - a...
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Posted on March 21, 2017

Exports up, revenue down for 2016-17 cherries from Chile

By the end of February, total exports were 17% higher, but total FOB returns were 28% down at US$444 million. The drop is revenue is due to the signific...
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Posted on March 18, 2017

Swiss Watch Exports Drop for fifteenth month

Swiss watch exports are in their longest slump since monthly records began in 1988 after lower shipments to Hong Kong led a decline in September. Export...
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Posted on October 25, 2016

Brexit uncertainty hits June imports of Swiss watches

Exports of Swiss watches to the UK fell by 26.1% fall in June. Uncertainty over the EU referendum had caused retailers and wholesalers to delay purchasing ...
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Posted on August 4, 2016

Hong Kong June exports fall for 14th month

Hong Kong's total exports in June fell for the 14th straight month, dampened by a slowdown in China. Hong Kong's total exports in June fell 1 percent fr...
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Posted on July 31, 2016

Mango exports to start early

Pakistan started mango exports from May 20 this season, aiming to export 100,000 tons which is expected to fetch over $75 million, Pakistan Fruit and Veget...
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Posted on June 11, 2016

Hong Kong bans Japanese poultry imports

Hong Kong is banning some imports of poultry from Japan, Israel and Nigeria, after the announcement of avian influenza outbreaks there. The latest ban cove...
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Posted on February 8, 2015

Hong Kong suspends chicken imports

Hong Kong began culling 15,000 chickens on Wednesday, and suspended imports of live poultry from mainland China for 21 days after the H7 bird flu strain wa...
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Posted on December 31, 2014

Hong Kong record Australian wine imports

Hong Kong was one of the best performing export markets for Australia in the year ending September 2014 according to the latest Wine Export Approval Report...
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Posted on October 28, 2014

Swiss Watch Exports Remain Flat in August

Watch exports from Switzerland remained flat year on year at $1.569 billion (CHF 1.493 billion) in August, according to the Federation of the Swiss ‎Watc...
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Posted on October 7, 2014

Air Freight Good News

A four times weekly air freight service from Hong Kong to Paris to meet demand from French importers has been announced by a leading freight forwarding com...
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Posted on June 21, 2014

Hong Kong Rice Imports Increase

Hong Kong’s rice imports in 2013 have increased to around 339,000 tons, up about 9% from about 310,000 tons in 2012, according to the USDA Post. The Ho...
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Posted on April 28, 2014

Exports revive flat Champagne sales

Export demand is likely to drive Champagne sales over the coming decade as any consumption growth in France lags behind that in newer markets overseas, inc...
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Posted on April 10, 2014
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