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Explanatory Notes


 
1. The data source of the Business-Stat Online (BSO) is the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People・s Republic of China.
   
2. External merchandise trade statistics cover movements of merchandise between Hong Kong and her trading partners, by land, air, water and, to some extent, by post. Movements of exempted articles, gold and specie are not included.
   
3. Hong Kong・s external merchandise trade statistics are compiled based on information contained in import/export declarations. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is a separate customs territory, as stated in :The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People・s Republic of China;. Import/export declaration is also required of Hong Kong・s merchandise trade with the mainland of China, and statistics relating to this are included in Hong Kong・s external merchandise trade statistics.
   
4. Imports of goods are goods which have been produced or manufactured in places outside the jurisdiction of Hong Kong and brought into Hong Kong for domestic use or for subsequent re-export as well as Hong Kong products re-imported. Their values are recorded on c.i.f. (cost, insurance and freight) basis.
   
5. Domestic exports of goods are the natural produce of Hong Kong or the products of a manufacturing process in Hong Kong which has changed permanently the shape, nature, form or utility of the basic materials used in manufacture. Their values are recorded on f.o.b. (free-on-board) basis.
   
6. Re-exports of goods are products which have previously been imported into Hong Kong and which are re-exported without having undergone in Hong Kong a manufacturing process which has changed permanently the shape, nature, form or utility of the product. Their values are recorded on f.o.b. (free-on-board) basis.
   
7. Total exports of goods comprise domestic exports and re-exports.
   
8. Total merchandise trade refers to all the movements of merchandise between Hong Kong and her trading partners, by land, air, water and, though may be to a lesser extent, by post. It comprises imports, domestic exports and re-exports of goods.
   
9. The original commodity data of BSO are classified in accordance with the Hong Kong Imports and Export Classification List (Harmonised System), 2007 Edition. The commodity data are then converted to the Standard International Trade Classification Revision 4 (SITC Rev. 4).
   
10. International Organisations:
EU V Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium,
         Finland, Denmark, Hungary, Sweden, Austria, Ireland, Poland, Czech,
         Greece, Portugal, Luxembourg, Estonia, Slovak, Slovenia, Cyprus,
         Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia
ASEAN V Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia,
               Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Lao
   
11. Abbreviation table:
   
CM metric carat J(Qi)
cu m cubic metre ミよμ
g gram J
GW.h gigawatt hour dニp
kg kilogram そょ
kL kilolitre そど
km kilometre
L litre
m metre μ
no. number 柴ヘ
pkt no. of packets 案/屋
pr no. of pairs
sq m square metre キよμ
t tonne そ招
th thousand d

Last updated: 28 Aug 2013