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HKIA cargo throughput dropped 12.4%


HKIA cargo throughput dropped 12.4%

In March 2020, HKIA cargo throughput dropped 12.4% to 378,000 tonnes compared to the same month last year.

On the cargo front, amongst the key trading regions, traffic to and from Southeast Asia and Europe decreased most significantly in March. The decline in cargo throughput was mainly attributed to 42% decrease in transshipments. Exports was stable while imports grew slightly by 1% year-on-year.

Over the first quarter the year, HKIA cargo throughput fell 10.9% to 988,000 tonnes compared to the same period last year.

On a 12-month rolling basis, cargo throughput decreased by 7.3% to 4.7 million tonnes.