Macau’s sales to the European Union rise 118 pct in five months

3 July 2006

Macau, China, 03 July – Sales by Macau to the European Union (EU) posted growth of 117.9 percent in the period from January to May against the same period of 2005, according to official figure published in Macau Monday.

The EU bought goods from Macau to the value of US$190.6 million and which, together with the United States, the territory’s main market for its products, bought goods to the value of US$528 million, accounting for 66.6 percent of Macau’s total foreign sales.

Macau’s imports mainly come from the Chinese mainland, with 44.9 percent of the total.

The European Union is the second largest exporter to Macau followed by Hong Kong and Japan.

From January to May Macau exported goods to the total value of US$1.08 billion and imported US$1.84 billion’s worth of goods. (macauhub)