Airfreight continues to pad HK trade

The latest figures from Hong Kong’s Census & Statistics Department indicate a growing importance of the airfreight industry in the territory as a proportion of overall trade. The trade value of air cargo rose to 35 per cent of overall trade last year from 30 per cent in 2003 with cargo throughput at Hong Kong […]


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The latest figures from Hong Kong’s Census & Statistics Department indicate a growing importance of the airfreight industry in the territory as a proportion of overall trade. The trade value of air cargo rose to 35 per cent of overall trade last year from 30 per cent in 2003 with cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport standing at 3.63 million tonnes last year. Hong Kong remains the largest air cargo hub in the world, followed by Seoul, Tokyo, Paris and Frankfurt.