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Air Cargo throughput dropped 10.4% in January


Air Cargo throughput dropped 10.4% in January

In January, HKIA air cargo throughput dropped 10.4% compared to the same month last year, to 359,000 tonnes.

Cargo throughput declined due to closure of factories and businesses in Mainland China during the Chinese New Year holidays. The decrease in cargo was mainly attributed to the 15% and 10% drops in imports and transshipments, respectively. Exports decreased by 9% compared to the same month last year. Amongst key trading regions, traffic to/from Southeast Asia and North America decreased most significantly in the month.

On a 12-month rolling basis, cargo throughput recorded 4.8 million tonnes, decreasing 6.6% year on year.