Sao Paulo, Brazil, 30 Aug – Brazil’s imports from Macau rose 144 percent in the first seven months of 2007 and exceeded US$5 million in the first seven months of 2007, according to figures from Brazil’s Ministry for Development and Foreign Trade.
Between January and July of this year, imports registered by the Brazilian government as being from Macau totaled US$5.3 million, as compared with US$2.2 million in the same period of 2006.
In the first seven months of 2007, virgin CDs accounted for more than half (US$2.9 million) of total imports from Macau.
The main product exported by Brazil to Macau this so far has been cow hide, with exports of this product totaling US$133,000.
In total, Brazil exported US$486,000 to Macau in the January to July period, or 14 percent more than in the same period of 2006.
Trade between Brazil and Macau totaled US$5.8 million in the first seven months of the year, a rise of 123 percent on the amount seen between January and July of 2006. (macauhub)