Exports from Hong-Kong declined 1.2 percent year-on-year to HKD 344 billion in March 2019, mainly due to lower sales of electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof (-6.6 percent); office machines and automatic data processing machines (-13.8 percent); and miscellaneous manufactured articles, mainly jewellery, goldsmiths' and silversmiths' wares (-5.6 percent). However, an increase was registered in sales of telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (10.6 percent). Among major trade partners, shipments to Asia as a whole went down 6.0 percent, particularly to India (-11.2 percent) and China (-10.1 percent). In contrast, increases were seen in exports to Philippines (45.6 percent), Singapore (23.8 percent), Taiwan (14.6 percent) and Malaysia (12.7 percent). Apart from Asia, exports to the US fell 0.3 percent, while those to the UK and Germany rose 29.4 percent and 15.9 percent respectively. Exports in Hong Kong averaged 85337.93 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.