Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the value of total exports of goods amounted to MOP583 million in October 2009, down by 49.8% year-on-year, with the value of domestic exports falling by 71.8% to MOP181 million and that of re-exports dropping by 22.6% to MOP402 million. The value of total imports of goods amounted to MOP3.17 billion, down by 11.6% year-on-year. A trade deficit of MOP2.59 billion was recorded for October 2009. From January to October 2009, total value of merchandise exports fell by 54.7% year-on-year to MOP6.36 billion, of which the value of domestic exports and re-exports declined by 69.7% and 31.7% respectively; meanwhile, total value of merchandise imports slid by 18.5% to MOP29.62 billion. The trade deficit for the first ten months of 2009 widened by 4.2% year-on-year to MOP23.26 billion; the exports/imports ratio went down by 17.1 percentage points to 21.5%. Analyzed by destination of Macao’s exports, in the first ten months of 2009, the value of merchandise exports to the USA, the EU and Mainland China decreased by 79.6%, 59.5% and 45.4% respectively year-on-year. The value of Textile & garment exports declined by 73.1% year-on-year to account for 34.6% of the total exports of goods; meanwhile, the value of Non-textile exports dropped by 29.1%. Regarding the country of origin of imported goods, the value of merchandise imports from Mainland China dropped by 37.1% year-on-year, but that from the EU rose by 5.1%. The value of imports by Broad Economic Category registered year-on-year decrease, of which Raw materials & semi-manufactures and Fuels & lubricants fell by 40.4% and 25.3% respectively; meanwhile, the value of imports of Consumer goods recorded a mild decrease of 5.2%, with that of Food & beverages rising by 17.4%.