Brazilian imports of Portuguese products rise 42.2 pct from January to May

6 June 2007

Brasilia, Brazil, 6 June – Portuguese exports to Brazil rose 42.2 percent year on year in the first five months of 2007, to US$138.372 million, according to figures from Brazil’s Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Ministry.

Brazilian exports to Portugal fell 2.9 percent against the same period of last year, to US$645.406 million.

From January to May, total trade between the two countries reached US$783.778 million, or a 2.8 percent rise against the first five months of 2006.

Last month Brazilian exports to the Portuguese market totaled US$168.343 million, while Portuguese exports to Brazil totaled US$31,654 million. (macauhub)