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HKIA cargo throughput dropped 4.2%

In January 2019, HKIA cargo throughput dropped 4.2% to 401,000 tonnes.Uncertain global economic conditions contributed to decreases in cargo volume in January. Imports and transshipments were impacted the most, registering 8% and 6% year-on-year drops, respectively. Amongst key trading regions, cargo traffic to and from Europe and Southeast Asia decreased most significantly during the month.

On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger volume and flight movements grew by 3.1% and 1.6% to 75 million and 428,265, respectively, while cargo throughput recorded 5.1 million tonnes, rising 0.4% year on year.