Exports from Hong Kong fell 6.3 percent over a year earlier to HKD 352.7 billion in August 2019, mainly due to lower sales of telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (-11.7 percent); electrical machinery, apparatus & appliances, and electrical parts thereof (-4.1 percent); and non-metallic mineral manufactures (-21.5 percent). On the other hand, sales of power generating machinery and equipment advanced 18.1 percent. Exports to Asia as a whole declined 4.8 percent, in particular Malaysia (-21.6 percent), India (-20.8 percent), Thailand (-16.5 percent), the Mainland (-5.2 percent), Vietnam (-3.3 percent) and Singapore (-2.7 percent). In contrast, sales went up to Taiwan (31.2 percent) and the Philippines (18.1 percent). Apart from destinations in Asia, export decreased to the UK (-13.3 percent) and the US (-8.8 percent), while rose to Germany (+4.7 percent). Exports in Hong Kong averaged 86535.78 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.