Trade between Brazil and Macau rises 80 pct in first eight months of 2007

20 September 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 20 Sept – Trade between Brazil and Macau totaled almost US$7 million from January to August of this year, a rise of 80.1 percent against the same period of 2006, according to figures from Brazil’s Foreign Trade Ministry.

In the first eight months of the year, imports from Macau registered by the Brazilian government totaled US$6.419 million, made up mainly of virgin CDs and DVDs, which accounted for US$3.402 million.

Total Brazilian imports from Macau in the first eight months of the year rose 88.7 percent against the same period of 2006, when that figure totaled US$3.402 million.

Brazilian exports to the special administrative regions of China also rose, but at a lower level: 15.6 percent, from US$470,000 in the first eight months of 2006, to US$543,000 in the same period of this year. The biggest import in 2007, until August, was leather (US$133,000). (macauhub)

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