Brazil’s imports from Macau rise 84 percent in first nine months of 2007

24 October 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 Oct – Brazilian imports from Macau rose 84.4 percent in the first nine months of 2007, to US$6.6 million, according to figures published by the Brazilian Foreign Trade Ministry.

Virgin CDs and DVDs, totaling US$3.4 million are the main product and account for over half of all imports from Macau. This product is not part of the Brazilian government’s list for 2006.

Another article that gained ground on the list of imports from Macau was copper sheets for printed circuits.

According to the Brazilian government, this product totaled US$720,000.

Brazilian exports to Macau also grew, but at a lower level: 16.7 percent, to US$554,000 in the period.

The main product exported to Macau was leather, with US$133,000, a product that was not on the list in 2006.

With the rise in both directions, total trade between Brazil and Macau rose 76.8 percent in the first nine months of 2007, to US$7.2 million. (macauhub)