Hong Kong’s ‘significant growth’ in March cargo volumes

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the world’s number one airfreight hub by throughput, recorded "significant growth" in cargo volumes during March 2017.
Cargo traffic recorded a year-on-year increase of 17.8% to 433,000 tonnes in March. Passenger volume dropped 2% to 5.9m, compared with the same month last year. 
An HKIA spokesperson said: "The strong growth in cargo throughput was largely driven by exports, which recorded a robust 24% year-on-year increase. Imports and transhipments also experienced double-digit growth. Among the key trading regions, Europe and North America showed the most significant increases."
During the first three months of 2017, cargo volume at HKIA registered 11.5% year-on-year growth to 1.1m tonnes. 
On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA has handled 4.6m tonnes of cargo, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.7%.

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