Brazilian trade with Angola totals US$900 million in first half of 2009

4 September 2009

Luanda, Angola, 4 Sept – Trade between Brazil and Angola between January and June 2009 totalled US$900 million, Brazil’s ambassador to Angola, Afonso Cardoso said Thursday in Luanda.

The ambassador, who was speaking to Angop on the sidelines of an economic workshop for Angolan and Brazilian businesspeople, said that the current world financial crisis had not affected trade relations between the two countries, and the same export and import levels had been maintained.

“Compared to the same period of last year, January to June, the figures have not changed much,” the diplomat said.

However, the ambassador said that despite efforts to diversify the products traded, oil remained the dominant product in the trade relationship between the two countries. (macauhub)