Brazil: Trade with Portugal rises 15.2 percent in Jan-Oct period

9 November 2007

Brasilia, Brazil, 9 Nov – Trade between Brazil and Portugal in the first ten months of this year rose 15.2 percent year-on-year, to US$q.746 billion, according to figures from Brazil’s Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Ministry.

In the period, Brazilian exports to Portugal rose 15.3 percent year on year to US$1.48 billion and imports from Portugal rose 14.7 percent to US$265.946 million.

Last month Brazilian exports to the Portuguese market totaled US$244.742million, while Portuguese exports to Brazil totaled US$35.554million.

The main Portuguese products sold to Brazil in October were olive oil, wine, pears and acrylic cables and in the list of Brazilian exports to Portugal, the highlights were, oil, soy, maize, and iron ore. (macauhub)