Exports from Hong Kong declined 2.4 percent year-on-year to HKD 343.1 billion in May 2019, mainly due to lower sales of office machines & automatic data processing machines (-15.7 percent); electrical machinery, apparatus an& appliances, and electrical parts thereof (-2 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (-7.1 percent). On the other hand, sales of telecommunications & sound recording and reproducing apparatus & equipment rose (2.9 percent). Exports to Asia as a whole went down 2.6 percent, namely Thailand (-14 percent), Malaysia (-11.6 percent), Singapore (-9.5 percent) and the Mainland (-4.1 percent). In contrast, exports advanced to South Korea (24.5 percent), the Philippines (12.1 percent) and India (8.9 percent). Apart from destinations in Asia, export dropped to Germany (-16.9 percent) and the US (-15 percent). Exports in Hong Kong averaged 85948.45 HKD Million from 1952 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 383651.50 HKD Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 172 HKD Million in August of 1953.