Exports drive growth at Hong Kong in January

Hong Kong International Airport aerial shot

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) cargo volumes grow by 3.1 per cent to 372,000 tonnes in January from 361,000 tonnes in the same month in 2016.

The world’s busiest cargo hub put growth mainly down to a 7.5 per cent increase in exports. Amongst key trading regions, traffic to and from Europe and North America showed the most significant increases.

In January, exports at HKIA made up 244,000 tonnes of the total and imports 128,000 tonnes, up 7.5 per cent and down 4.4 per cent, respectively.

On a rolling 12-month basis cargo throughput rose by 3.4 per cent to 4.5 million tonnes with 1.643 million of imports and 2.89 million of exports making up the total.