| HONG KONG, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- September saw the value of total goods exports of Hong Kong rise to 247.2 billion HK dollars (31.92billion U.S. dollars), up 3.6 percent on the same month last year, official figures released here Monday.
Within this total, the value of re-exports rose 4.6 percent to 239.4 billion HK dollars, while the value of domestic exports dropped 20 percent to 7.9 billion HK dollars, said the Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong.
Rises were registered in the values of total exports to some major destinations, in particular India, Germany, the U.S., Britain, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Falls were seen in the values of total exports to South Korea and the Chinese Mainland.
For the first nine months of 2008, the value of total goods exports rose 7.8 percent over the same period last year. Within this total, the value of re-exports grew 8.6 percent, while the value of domestic exports fell 11.5 percent.
The value of goods imports increased 9.1 percent. A visible trade deficit of 167.3 billion HK dollars, equivalent to 7.3 percent of the value of goods imports, was recorded. (One U.S. dollar = 7.7425 HK dollars)