Trade decline accelerates

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 August, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 August, 2001, 12:00am

The year-long decline in exports and imports accelerated in June. Trade figures released yesterday show total exports by value fell 8.4 per cent year on year, compared with 3.5 per cent year on year the previous month. Re-exports from Hong Kong fell 7.5 per cent and imports dropped 6.6 per cent.